Chatteris featherweight Jordan ‘The Thrill’ Gill looks to extend his unbeaten record this weekend - and says he’s never felt more confident going into a fight.
Gill aims to make it 15 straight wins in Carshalton on Saturday night on a show that will be shown on Spike and Channel Five.
The 21 year old says he plans to ‘put on a show’ for the cameras.
He said: “I’ve done all the hard work and I’m itching to get in there now. I’m fit, I’ve had lots of hard sparring and I’m ready to put on a show.
“I feel really sharp from all the sparring I’ve had. I’ve been getting the rounds in and picking up new things from good fighters like Zhanat Zhakiyanov and Ryan Burnett.”
Last month, Zhakoyanov won the interim WBA bantamweight title and Burnett captured the vacant British bantamweight championship.
Gill said: “I realise I belong at a good level now. Zhanat and Ryan are both champions and I didn’t feel uncomfortable in there with either of them.”
In the top-of-the-bill fight this weekend, Lenny Daws gets his second shot at the European light-welterweight championship in front of his home-town crowd at the age of 36. He meets Ruben Nieto for the vacant belt and Gill says Daws is a good example to follow.
He said: “Lenny lives the life and that’s why he’s still fighting for major titles at 36. He’s a good example to follow.
“I’ve never touched alcohol and I don’t really go out, but I do like to eat bad food in between fights.
“I will eat anything I can get my hands on when I’m not training for a fight, but I’m going to stop doing that.
“I do have a big appetite, but I have a bigger appetite for success. I’ve got to stick to eating spinach - like Popeye!
“I’ve got to dedicate myself to boxing for the next eight or nine years and see how far I get. I’m going to give it 100 per cent.”
Next year, Gill could challenge for English honours.
The St George’s belt is currently worn by Isaac Lowe, an unbeaten fighter from Morecambe.
Two weeks ago, he kept the title with a draw against Ryan Doyle, from Manchester.
The referee couldn’t separate the fighters after 10 back-and-forth rounds and Gill said: “I think Lowe struggles with boxers who move - and I move.
“I’m 100 per cent sure I can beat him. He struggled with Doyle and when I saw Doyle, I didn’t think that much of him. I think I have too much variety for both of them.”