Chatteris boxer Jordan Gill promises ‘explosive’ encounter as he prepares for Saturday’s showdown in Surrey
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Chatteris boxing star Jordan Gill is “itching” to get back into the ring and vows that those watching his fight on Saturday night are in for an “explosive” performance.
‘The Thrill’ is unbeaten in his professional career, winning all 14 of his bouts, and is fighting fit ahead of his fifteenth against Harvey Hemsley in Carshalton in Surrey.
The British prospect said: “I’m feeling brilliant. Everything has gone to plan in training and I’m itching to get back into the ring.”
The 21-year-old has been preparing for his first fight since July at the world-famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield and there are no signs of any cobwebs for Gill, who is one of Britain’s youngest professional boxers.
“It’s been a little while since I’ve boxed but I’ve been working hard and training at a world level with world-class trainers and I can’t wait fight again,” he said.
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Gill began his boxing career at local boxing club Chatteris ABC, fighting his way to seven national finals and representing Great Britain.
Since turning professional, Gill has racked up fourteen victories - his latest coming over Georgian fighter George Gachechiladze - and expects to make it fifteen on Saturday night against Bristol-based fighter Harvey Hemsley.
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As well as training with world-renowned trainer Dominic Ingle, Jordan has been undergoing a gruelling strength and conditioning programme at Sheffield Hallam University to get him in in tip-top shape for his big fight.
Gill’s six-round ‘tick over’ fight against 29-year-old Hemsley (3-19-1) is on the undercard of a night of boxing topped by Lenny Daws who fights Spaniard Ruben Nieto for the vacant European light-welterweight title.
Jordan’s fight will be broadcast live on Spike TV (Sky 160, Freeview 31) and Channel 5 from 10pm and will be watched by his devoted supporters back in Fenland - something that means a lot to the young fighter.
“Support from home means the world to me and I’m hoping the schedule isn’t changed so everyone back home can watch the fight,” said Gill.
“I’ll say a little prayer for that, but I don’t need any prayers for the fight as it’s going to be explosive,” he added.
The Sportsman in Chatteris is opening its doors and showing the fight live at 7pm on Saturday for those who wish to support Fenland’s finest boxing prospect.