Gill fights another Mexican in first title defence

Jordan Gill will defend his WBA International featherweight title in Nottingham next month.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 5:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 5:31 pm
Jordan Gill on his way to victory against Emmanuel Dominguez. Picture: David Lowndes

Chatteris talent Gill, who has a perfect record of 23 wins from 23 fights, will box Enrique Tinoco at the Motorpoint Arena on May 10 on a live Sky Sports show.

Gill broke into the WBA’s top 15 world rankings when he outclassed and stopped Mexico’s Emmanuel Dominguez in three rounds at the East of England Arena in Peterborough last month to win the International strap and is wasting no time in defending the crown.

Tinoco is another tough Mexican with a record of 17 wins from 26 fights - 12 by knockout.

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“Getting out again so soon after my win in Peterborough is great for building the momentum,” said Gill. “I want to stay fresh in everyone’s minds and to keep on building and learning is important.

“To keep on winning and improving is the main aim and I can’t wait to get out again on May 10.”

“I don’t know too much about my opponent. I know he’s tough and very seasoned. He went the distance with Devin Haney who’s an unbeaten and well-ranked lightweight. He’s considered one of the best up-and-coming lightweight prospects in world boxing and if he couldn’t put Tinoco away then I know I’m in for a hard night.”