Gill ready for first title bout on homecoming show
PUBLISHED: 09:28 28 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 28 January 2014
Undefeated Jordan Gill steps into the ring with a championship belt at stake for the first time in his professional career on Saturday.
The Chatteris boxer, who has a perfect professional record of eight wins and no losses, will compete for the British Masters bronze title at Bushfield leisure centre, Peterborough, against an unannounced opponent from Scotland in an eight-round super featherweight contest.
Gill, 19, who has been training with Kid Galahad and Lee Wood, says he is ready and raring to go.
He said: “I’m feeling good and going into this fight at 100 per cent, which is rare in boxing.
“I could not have wished training to have gone any better.
“I’ve been preparing with European title contender Kid Galahad and Lee Wood, who is fighting for a British title.
“Wood is 25 and I’m only 19, which shows what sort of level I’m training at and how well my development is going.”
In his last bout, on October 26, Gill produced his most dominant performance to date in front of 8,000 people at Sheffield Arena, knocking out Aaron Flinn in 36 seconds.
It was a display which created a buzz both in the arena and backstage amongst promoters.
Gill is not bothered about not knowing who his opponent is – he says he has the skills in his armory to deal with whoever he is matched up against.
He said: “I don’t know who I’m fighting but I’m prepared for anyone.
“I’m told he is a right hand orthodox who is coming in off a good win. I’m looking forward to facing a positive opponent.”
But Gill, who will be cheered on by hundreds of fans at his homecoming show, has no doubt about the outcome of the fight.
He said: “A lot of people are coming to see me but I don’t feel any extra pressure.
“In fact, it makes me that much more excited because I’ll get to showcase to them what I can do.
“I’m looking forward to picking him off, beating him and knocking him out.”