Chatteris boxer Jordan Gill relaxed ahead of fight number 10 at Ponds Forge in Sheffield

10:27 09 May 2014

Jordan Gill wins his British Masters title against Michael Stupart. Picture: Steve Williams.

Jordan Gill wins his British Masters title against Michael Stupart. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Chatteris boxer Jordan Gill will take another important step in his burgeoning career at Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night when he will fight for the 10th time as an undefeated professional.

The 19-year-old super featherweight will feature on the undercard of Kid Galahad’s fight for the vacant Commonwealth title, but on Wednesday afternoon, when he spoke to The Cambs Times from his Ingle Gym Sheffield training base, Gill was still unaware of who he would be up against. Not that the confident boxer was too worried about who he might end up facing in the ring.

He said: “I have been told a couple of names but we don’t know for certain yet. Every fight has its own challenges but I am not fighting journeymen anymore so whoever I am fighting will be coming to knock my head off – it’s up to me to stop them doing that.

“I am a natural fighter and I can adapt. I am feeling stronger and I want to get rounds under my belt. I’m feeling brilliant, I’ve been training now for weeks on end since my last fight and I’m itching to get back in and do it all again.

“I’m still only 19, I’m still developing, and since my last fight I think my body has changed significantly. I’m filling out a lot more, getting stronger, I’m bigger at the weight and we’ll see what damage we can do on Saturday. I’ve been sparring with Kid Galahad, Leigh Wood and Atif Shafiq and I feel like I’ve improved since my last fight so I’m looking to showcase the results on the night.”

Gill boasts a perfect record of nine straight victories and in his last contest won his first title – the British Masters Bronze light-welterweight belt – with an emphatic second-round knockout of Michael Stupart in Peterborough.

He said: “I’m doing all the learning in the gym from guys fighting for major titles like Kid Galahad, who has won the British title, the European title and is now fighting for the Commonwealth title.

“I’m watching every move and pin-pointing what makes them successful and doing it myself and that’s why hopefully I’ll be successful and follow in their footsteps.”

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