From Fenland to Fuerteventura: Chatteris boxing coach Paul Gill puts IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook through his paces
PUBLISHED: 11:11 08 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:11 08 August 2016
He is used to training Fenland’s finest boxers, but coach Paul Gill recently found himself on the end of hooks, jabs and upppercuts from one of the world’s best fighters as he donned the pads to put IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook through his paces.
Paul, father of Chatteris boxing star Jordan Gill, went toe-to-toe with 30-year-old Brook and put him through a series of drills at his training camp in Fuerteventura ahead of his fight with undisputed middleweight champion Golovkin at the O2 Arena on September 10.
He said: “This fight is being tipped as the most exciting fight this year. Kell has moved up two weight divisions to fight Golovkin.
“It was intensive training – wake, train, eat, rest and repeat. There was a variety of sessions such as sparring, strength and conditioning, pad work and track runs to name a few.
“The experience of being with world class professional boxers, all unique, self-motivated and hardworking was inspiring – I even did a bit of training myself!”
Gill travelled to the Canary Islands alongside Jordan and fellow Ingle Gym boxers Kid Galahad and Leigh Wood on Brook’s three-week training camp at the end of July, and 21-year-old Jordan was pleased to have his father join him.
“It was great having Dad with me on camp,” he said. “The other lads enjoyed it too. We got extra pad work in between training sessions and we had a good laugh.”
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