BOXING: Jordan Gill to be given long-awaited title shot on undercard of Chris Eubank Jr’s title defence
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Jordan Gill is one win away from achieving something he has always dreamed of – capturing an international belt.
The Chatteris fighter will be given that opportunity on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr’s clash with Arthur Abraham on July 15 at the SSE Wembley Arena in London and for Gill, the chance to fight for a title has been a long time coming.
“I know deep down that I am above domestic level and I just need to prove that and push on from there,” he said.
“Next month’s fight is a massive opportunity to do that for me and I want to grab it with both hands.”
Gill’s opponent is yet to be confirmed - nor is the belt he will be fighting for - but the 22-year-old is itching to get back into the ring after an absence that will have spanned 16 months by the time his return rolls around.
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His hopes of a return on the undercard of Eubank Jr’s victory over Renold Quinlan back in April were dashed after the headline fight overran, and Gill admitted that he feels he has a point to prove ahead of his next outing.
“It’s going to be a massive step up for me,” he said.
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“I can’t be more inactive than I already have been so it’s going to be good to get back in there and show what I’m about.
“Training has been going brilliantly; I’ve been doing a lot of strength and conditioning work and now, with the fight five weeks away, I’ll be getting into sparring.
“Hopefully once I fight next month I should be able to get back in during September and then in December.”
And Gill, who boasts a 100 per cent record from his 16 fights, expects to be flung into the limelight in the featherweight division after next month’s appearance in front of the television cameras.
He said: “I’ve just got to back in there and look good. In boxing, all it takes is one good win and what better opportunity to get that than on a great card live on ITV Sport.”