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Boxing: Fen fighters to box for titles on the big city bill

Jordan Gill (left) in action at the Peterborough Arena last year.

Jordan Gill (left) in action at the Peterborough Arena last year.

 

Fighting Fenmen Jordan Gill and Jake Dyer challenge for titles on a massive show in Peterborough next month.

Promoter Robert Waterman has revealed both will box for vacant British Masters Bronze titles at Bushfield Leisure Centre on Saturday, February 1.

The bill also features title contenders Cello Renda and Michael Maguire, along with unbeaten talents Sam Barron and Terry Holmes.

At the age of 19, Gill gets the chance to become one of the youngest champions in British boxing - and says he’s ready to bring a belt back to Chatteris.

He’s been punch perfect in his first eight professional fights and the super-featherweight slickster said: “It’s rare for a 19 year-old to be flung into a title fight, but I know I’m ready to become a championship-level fighter.

“I’m ready for the bigger and better tests.

“I need to get some rounds in the bank because I need the experience for later in my career.

“I’ve been winning fights and doing everything I can to improve.

“I’m in the gym every morning for my runs and circuits, then I do my sparring and when the gym’s empty I’m in there working on my footwork.

“I know I need to get stronger, but that will come naturally.”

Gill posted his first inside-the-distance win in the professional ring in October.

He raced to a 36-second win over Arron Flinn with a lightning-fast right-hand blast to the jaw - and 2014 looks set to be a big year for him and his stable mates at the Ingles’ gym in Sheffield.

Kid Galahad has a European-title fight pencilled in for next month, Leigh Wood looks set to challenge for British honours and Kell Brook is on course for a world-title challenge.

Gill spars all three and said: “I’m only 19 years old, I’m sparring at European and world level, I’m not getting my bum spanked and I’m giving them some back.”

Gill is being steered towards a possible Southern Area-title challenge against Mitchell Smith.

Smith has won all seven fights and is regarded as one of the top talents in Frank Warren’s stable.

The fighters have history having sparred together when they were amateurs and Gill said: “That’s a big fight for further down the line. Maybe we can box for the English or British title.”

Dyer will box for the Masters Bronze super-middleweight belt, possibly against Gordon Watson.

They were set to meet for the title in Newark last November - and Dyer was left fuming after Watson pulled out just a couple of weeks before the fight.

Waterman hopes to confirm opponents for both Gill and Dyer in the next couple of weeks.

Tickets are available from 07415-618602, 01354-695211 and www.jordangill.com

 

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