BOXING: Gill hoping to fight on world title undercard

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Chatteris featherweight Jordan ‘The Thrill’ Gill hopes he will share the stage with one of boxing’s pound-for-pound stars later this year.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced last week Gill’s stablemate, Kell Brook, will challenge fearsome puncher Gennady Golovkin for his WBA Super, WBC and IBF middleweight belts at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, September 10.

Gill and Brook are stablemates at the Ingles’ gym in Sheffield and ‘The Thrill’ has been told he could box on the undercard at the O2 Arena.

The 22 year old said: “(Trainer) Dom (Ingle) says he will try to get me and Kid Galahad on the bill. I’m not getting my hopes up, but that would be amazing.

“Golovkin is a beast, he’s one of the top three pound-for-pound fighters in the world, but if anyone can beat him, it’s Kell.”

Gill says he’s hoping for a big personal season.

He’s won all 16 fights and said: “I feel I’m ready for big fights.

“There’s nobody in the featherweight division in Britain I don’t think I can beat - even (WBC International champion) Josh Warrington.

“If the call came to fight him, I would definitely take it. That’s the way I feel at the moment.

“I’m looking for maybe an eight rounder next and then hopefully a title fight by the end of the year.”

Gill will be interested in the result of Isaac Lowe’s next fight, a mandatory defence of his Commonwealth featherweight championship against South African veteran Tshifhiwa Munyai in Manchester on September 24.