Gill proves he’s ready to move up a grade after hurting Hemsley

Jordan Gill in action.
Jordan Gill in action.
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Chatteris featherweight Jordan ‘The Thrill’ Gill looks to have a big year ahead of him after racing to a quick win in Carshalton.

The 21 year-old slickster from the Ingles’ gym in Sheffield took less than two rounds to thrash Harvey Hemsley in their scheduled six rounder at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Saturday and improve his unbeaten record to 15-0.

Gill afterwards predicted 2016 will be his “breakthrough year.”

He said: “I want to be pushing on and fighting for titles in 2016. I don’t really want to be fighting any more journeymen. I’m targeting people in the top 10 next year. I believe I’m ready for them now.”

The way Gill dealt with Hemsley on the Channel Five-televised show suggests he’s ready to move on.

Defensively, the Bristolian is open, but has a good chin and had only been stopped twice before in his 23-fight professional career.

By the end of the first, Gill had bloodied - possibly broken - Hemsley’s nose with his pinpoint punches.

The referee looked close to stopping the fight a couple of times during a one-sided opening round - and decided he had seen enough in the second after Gill fired off a lightning four-punch salvo that stiffened Hemsley’s legs.

For Gill, it was only his third inside-the-distance win in his professional career - and says that’s proof his punching power is improving.

He said: “I looked at his record and thought he would be durable, but when he felt my punches, he didn’t really want to be in there any more.

“His style was made for me. He kept coming forward and I was pinging him from all angles. I thought I threw a good variety of punches and everything I threw seemed to land.

“I put some hurtful punches together. There was a bit more spite in my work and that’s because I feel I’m becoming a man now. The power is definitely coming.

“I felt really strong in there.

“I feel that I put in a big performance - and now it’s time to move on.”

Gill says he hopes to be back in the ring in February.