Frankham and Gill march on but disappointment for Dyer

Jordan Gill. Picture: Steve Williams.

Jordan Gill. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

ELI Frankham and Jordan Gill extended their unbeaten professional records but Jake Dyer’s British title aspirations were thwarted on Saturday.

Middleweight Dyer, 28, of Whittlesey, was in line for a British Masters Bronze super-middleweight title fight next season if he extended his winning run against Jack Sunderland, of Leeds, at the Peterborough Arena.

But Sunderland boxed well throughout and it took a heroic final round comeback from a bloodied Dyer to earn a draw in an exciting contest - the referee scoring the bout 39-39.

It was a more straight forward night for Cruiserweight Eli Frankham, 20, of Walpole St Andrew, who once again demonstrated his immense potential in his second professional bout.

Frankham, who beat the vastly more experienced Paul Morris in his first bout, came up against 75-fight veteran Simeon Cover, of Worksop.

He produced a measured performance to dominate his opponent. You could see the anguish on Cover’s face as he got caught with a series of powerful punches from his young opponent.

At the end of the contest, the referee ruled Frankham won every round, picking up a commanding 40-36 victory.

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Jordan Gill, 18, of Chatteris, extended his unbeaten professional record to six wins.

Gill overcame a massive size and experience disadvantage to outclass Kristian Laight, of Nuneaton, who has competed in an astounding 148 fights.

Laight, a late replacement, could not live with Gill’s speed and finesse.

Gill picked up every round in a polished performance.

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