Chatteris lightweight Jordan Gill notched his 16th straight pro boxing win on the undercard to Kell Brook’s successful IBF welterweight defence in Sheffield on Saturday.
The 21-year-old claimed a 58-55 points victory over Chris Adaway at the 15,000 capacity Sheffield Motorpoint Arena to extend his unbeaten record.
‘The Thrill’ Gill trains alongside Brook at Sheffield’s famous Ingle Gym and aims to box for an English or British title by the end of the year.
In the show opener Gill put his Plymouth opponent on the floor in the second round of six. The 22-year-old Adaway recovered but could not stop Gill from making it 16 wins out of 16.
His bout took place on the undercard of Brook’s world welterweight title clash with Kevin Bizier from Canada.
Adaway, who reached the last four of the ABA championship, stepped in after Welsh champion Mark Evans turned the fight down.
In preparation for this fight, Gill has been sparring Kid Galahad, set to return after serving a ban, and flyweight Andrew Selby, the former world number one amateur.
Gill is aiming for a world title himself.
He said: “By the time I’m 23 years old, I believe I will be a world-level fighter. That’s the level I want to get to – or I’m wasting my time.
“I’ve been in the gym sparring people like Kid Galahad and Jorge Linares and thought to myself: ‘Wow, they can really fight.’
“They are world-class fighters, but I feel that’s within my reach. There’s no rush. I’ve got time to get to that level and I’m sure that I will.
“The Ingles will know when I’m ready.”