Chatteris boxer Gill notches win No 18 with points verdict over Rafael Castillo

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby
Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Undefeated Chatteris pro boxer Jordan Gill rolled on after he took a points win in Derby on Friday night.

Gill recorded the 18th victory of his career against Rafael Castillo, who he called one of his toughest-ever opponents, at the Rollerworld venue.

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Gill knocked down Castillo twice but the Nicaragua-born and Barcelona-based fighter “kept coming”.

‘The Thrill’ said afterwards: “I thought it was really good, entertaining for the fans. Everyone likes to see blood. He came in low with his head − very dangerous with his head − and he came in with a lot of ambition and experience.

“It was a good six rounds in the bank and I’ve got some very sore hands.”

Of the knockdowns, Gill added: “I’m surprised he got up and he’s been one of the toughest men I’ve been up against. I hit him very hard, clean shots, but he kept coming. He was there until the final bell and hats off to him.”

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Hopefully an English title fight will follow some time around January with Hull-based 30-year-old Samir Mouneimne, the only fighter to beat IBF featherweight title holder Lee Selby.

“Not only do I think I’ll beat him but I’ll stop him inside the distance,” added Gill. “I’m very confident as always and I just hope we’ll get it up.

“I thank everyone who’s come to support. There was a lot of noise. Thanks to all you guys and my sponsors.”

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby

Jordan Gill v Rafael Castillo at Rollerworld in Derby