Too easy for Chatteris’ Jordan Gill as a second round stoppage against Harvey Hemsley seals a year of success
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Chatteris boxing star Jordan Gill enhanced his reputation as one of Britain’s finest young fighters with a tantalising performance against Harvey Hemsley on Saturday night.
‘The Thrill’ stepped into the ring in Carshalton, Surrey, looking for his fifteenth career win in the six-rounder, and he got it in style after stopping his opponent in the second round.
From the first bell, Hemsley stepped forward and attempted to take the fight to Gill, but the boxer from Chatteris’ skill and head movement proved too much for the 29-year-old.
Gill’s hand speed and combination boxing blew his opponent away, with the referee calling an end to the fight in the second round after Gill landed a flurry of accurately-placed punches.
Jordan’s triumph means that the 21-year-old is now unbeaten in 15 fights, and the fighter from Fenland is feeling positive after his win.
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He said: “I felt good. I felt strong and sharp. I think he [Hemsley] came out trying to pressure me in the first round, which was the wrong tactic as I frustrated him.
“I was hitting him hard and I’m happy to get the win.”
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The bout, which was scheduled to be broadcast live on TV but wasn’t due to technical reasons, was Gill’s third this year and sealed a successful year for the boxer.
Gill began the year with an impressive points win over Barrington Brown in Sheffield, before travelling to Derby and beating Georgian fighter George Gachechiladze in July.
Saturday night’s second round TKO capped off a winning year for Gill, and the fighter is now looking forward to spending some time back in Chatteris for the festive period.
“I’ll have a nice couple of weeks off at home then I’ll be back in training for the new year,” he said.