Boxing: English title shot next for Gill ‘The Thrill’

Jordan Gill is en route to an English title fight.
Jordan Gill is en route to an English title fight.
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Classy Chatteris puncher Jordan Gill’s next fight will be for the English featherweight title.

Gill made it 14 wins from 14 professional fights with an easy 60-54 points win over George Gachechiladze in front of a big crowd at Derby Arena in his latest bout.

And now Gill, who revels in the nickname ‘The Thrill’, insists he is ready for a step up in class as well as in distance.

He’s been ordered to fight Southern Area champions James Speight for the vacant English title, probably in November.

“I’ve never ducked a fight,” Gill insisted. “And I’m ready to take on Speight over 10 rounds.

“It might not last 10 rounds as I’m developing my power so quickly I’ve become a beast.

“It’s been clear to everyone that the boxing ability has always been there, but the power is now coming and when it arrives, you had better watch out!

“I’ve been ordered to fight Speight and he will probably be my next opponent.

“The fight is up for purse bids now and it has to take place before the end of November.

“I’m only 21, but I’m ready for it. I have already had a long career with seven finals in seven years as an amateur.

“I turned pro at 18 and few do that, but it’s worked for me as I’ve now won 14 fights in a row.

“I was happy with the way I fought Gacheciladze. He came to fight and threw some good punches, but I was too slick for him.

“I went out to knock him out. I hit him with some good shots, but he wouldn’t go down. I was surprised he didn’t hit the floor, but he was a tough kid and he had a head like concrete.

“My hands were all swollen at the end of the fight, but it was another good night for me.

“I don’t lose rounds never mind fights so an English title is my natural next step.”

Gill fights out of the famous Brendan Ingle stable in Sheffield.