BOXING: Jordan Gill looking ahead to new chapter of his career at the Coldwell Gym
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Jordan Gill has made the biggest change of his boxing career – but still has his sights set firmly on claiming a title by the end of the year.
The 23-year-old ended a five-year spell with the Ingle Boxing Gym in Sheffield last week to move across the city to work under the guidance of trainer and analyst, Dave Coldwell.
There he joins a stable featuring names such as WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, British bantamweight challengers Gavin and Jamie McDonnell and Olympic fighter Anthony Folwer, and ‘The Thrill’ says he hopes the move can help him fight his way into title contention.
“I just felt like I needed a change. I wanted to be more active and have more opportunities and luckily I made the grade with Dave,” he said.
“I left the Ingles on good terms and I have the utmost respect for them and I’m grateful for everything they’ve done for me.
“I’ll definitely take what I learnt there along with me for the rest of my career but it’s a new chapter for me now.
“Dave and I had a chat and we were on the same page and now it’s just a case of getting me back in the ring and looking at titles towards the end of the year.”
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The Chatteris fighter has been out of action since last March and admits that inactivity was one of the reasons behind his big switch.
“A lot of the set backs – especially the cancellations – bogged me down,” he said.
“I’m a loyal guy and I wanted to finish my career with the Ingles but things change and I felt that the Coldwell Gym was the best place for me to progress and move forward.
“Success breeds success and we’ve got a small stable full of top fighters and we all bounce off each other and learn from one another.”
Gill will step into the ring for the first time as a Coldwell fighter with a six-round tune-up at the Doncaster Dome on September 2, and the unbeaten talent says he is looking forward to showcasing his skills for the first time in 16 months.
“It’s a small show but there are some good fights on there,” he said.
“For me, it’s about blowing the cobwebs off. I think everyone will be surprised when they see how much I’ve improved.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their support, particularly George Munns and Chatteris Town Butchers.”
• Tickets are £40 and can be bought by contacting Jordan on 07415 618602.