Gill ‘The Thrill’ frustrated by a lack of title opportunities

Jordan Gill (left) in action against Michael Stoppard.
Jordan Gill (left) in action against Michael Stoppard.
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Jordan ‘The Thrill’ Gill says he’s sick of being British boxing’s best-kept secret.

Without anyone outside his own supporters and hardcore fight fans noticing, Gill has compiled 14 straight wins.

And on Saturday, December 5, he looks to make it 15 out of 15 in Carshalton.

The hope was the 21 year-old from Chatteris would box for the vacant Southern Area featherweight championship on the show.

The fight was offered to Ian Bailey, but the Slough veteran turned it down and with no one else available, Gill will instead box over four rounds and wait until next year to step up to championship level.

Gill said: “Someone told me the other day that I’m the best kept secret in British boxing.

“For me, that’s frustrating. I’m watching fighters who aren’t as good as me fighting for titles on television, but I’m still young and have time on my side.

“The opportunities will come and when they do, I will be ready. I feel I’m ready to fight for titles now and when I do go up to the next level, I will raise my game.

“Nobody has seen the best of me yet. People will be surprised when they see how good I am.”

Gill has been showing what he can do in the gym.

Last month, he was in Ricky Hatton’s gym in Greater Manchester sparring Zhanat Zhakoyanov, the WBA bantamweight champion, and this week he’s been in London swapping punches with Ryan Burnett, the unbeaten Irishman who meets Jason Booth for the vacant British bantamweight title this month.

Gill said: “I’m getting good quality sparring and I’m not looking out of place at this level.”

Gill, impressive when outpointing George Gachechiladze in his last fight in July, hopes to challenge for the English title next year on a massive show.

This week, super-bantamweight rivals Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton agreed to meet in a world-title unification match in Manchester on Saturday, February 27.

Gill is eyeing a place on the undercard.

He said: “I would love to fight for the English title on that bill. Isaac Lowe (the current champion) is strong and can punch, but I’m sure I can beat him.”

The show in Carshalton will be televised by Channel Five and is topped by Lenny Daws boxing for the vacant European light-welterweight title. Tickets are available from 07415-618602, 01354-695211 and www.jordangill.com