Jordan Gill could be on the brink of a title fight - unless he takes his manager’s advice and switches careers!
The Chatteris featherweight faces the toughest test of his promising ring career when he faces Barrington Brown in Sheffield on Saturday (March 28).
The six-round fight is on the undercard of Kell Brook’s world-title defence against Jo Jo Dan - and gives the 20 year-old former amateur star the chance to impress a massive audience.
The Motorpoint Arena is expected to sell out and Gill’s fight could also be screened on Sky Sports.
Manager John Ingle says beating Brown could set up a Southern Area honours title fight - if he doesn’t decide to become a model instead.
Ingle said: “Jordan’s a bright lad who’s got ‘A’ Levels - and he’s good-looking too.
“He’s too good-looking to be a boxer, that’s for sure.
“I’m convinced he could have a good career and make plenty of money as a model, particularly if he was an inch or two taller.
“That’s got to be an easier life than boxing, but Jordan wants to fight instead and I’m glad.
“He’s a talented kid.”
Gill has said he may pursue a modelling career when he’s fulfilled his boxing ambitions.
His target is the world title and he faces what’s sure to be a good test next weekend.
Ingle describes the fight with Brown as “a step up” for Gill in the 13th fight of his promising professional career.
The 32 year-old from Nottingham has a win one, lose one record, but has caused upsets and went close to beating Troy James in a clash for the vacant Midlands Area title five years ago.
Brown was ahead on points going into the last round, but James pulled off a last-gasp stoppage and he’s now set to challenge Liam Walsh for his British and Commonwealth belts.
Ingle said: “Brown can punch and he’s definitely better than anyone Jordan has faced so far.
“Jordan has been brought along slowly and now he’s ready to step it up. We will see how he gets on against Brown and if he does well, we can possibly look to get him a Southern Area title shot.”