Gill bids for first pro title

Jordan Gill, centre, Kid Galahad left and Leigh Wood right. This was taken after a sparring session, in preparation for their up and coming title fights.
Jordan Gill, centre, Kid Galahad left and Leigh Wood right. This was taken after a sparring session, in preparation for their up and coming title fights.
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Chatteris teenage boxer Jordan Gill’s trainer has praised him before his first pro title bout this weekend.

Dominic Ingle, trainer from the famous Ingle stable, said: “Jordan is on track to do the same in the next two to three years which is why he’s a main sparring partner and trains with the elite.”

Gill is fighting on Saturday (February 1) at Peterborough. This will be an eight round contest for the a British Masters title. The 19-year-old has only once fought more than four rounds so this will be a good step up.

Of his Ingle Gym stablemates, Leigh Wood is fighting Gavin McDonnell for the British title on February 22, and Kid Galahad is fighting on March 8 against Sergio Prado for the European title.

His dedication means he doesn’t live the life of a regular 19-year-old, but he said: “I feel privileged to have this opportunity,

“I love it, even the running at 6am.

“My mates come and see me box and if I can after a fight I have a bit of time to spend with them and my family, depending on how close my next fight is.

“If I put in 100 per cent, I can have no regrets, I aim high, you have to if you want success.”

Gill added: “I have got loads and loads of support – it has been pretty good.

“There are about 200 local tickets sold, maybe more.”

Because he has not tackled eight rounds before, he said his training has reflected this: “Definitely, I have been doing a lot of endurance work and it’s been about being able to pace yourself.

“I’ve left no stone unturned and covered all the angles, working on my skills. I have just done eight-round sparring with four different sparring partners.

“That’s all finished now, and I am just sharpening up and resting for the rest of the week.”

An opponent has not been finalised yet, but Gill expects to be competing against a fighter from Scotland.

On his stablemates he said: “It’s definitely good experience. I’m only 19, and sparring with these guys at the top of their game going for British and European titles.

“Leigh is 25 and Kid is 24, and I want to be the UK’s youngest title holder.”

Tickets for his next fight can be purchased from Jordan’s website www.jordan gill.com or by calling 01354 695211.