Jordan fired-up for second pro contest

CHATTERIS boxing star Jordan Gill makes his eagerly awaited second professional appearance at The Glow, Bluewater, in Kent on Saturday night and is raring to go.

The 18-year-old, who enjoyed a sparkling amateur career, only joined the paid ranks on his birthday on July 1 and beat Kristian Light on points winning all four rounds a few days later.

Jordan had expected to have his second pro bout at the end of last month in Peterborough, but that show was cancelled and although he was disappointed at the time he is now part of a much more spectacular bill at Bluewater.

The former Cromwell College student will be facing Dan Naylor from the famous Peacock Gym in London. The 25-year-old southpaw has had 16 bouts, winning one and drawing one.

Also in action on Saturday are Kid Galahad, Olympic gold medallist James DeGale, and Chris Eubank Junior with Channel 5 covering the latter part of the night’s action.

Gill has thoroughly enjoyed his three and half months as a professional at the Brendan Ingle gym in Sheffield and spent three weeks in September altitude training in Fuerteventura.

Gill said this week: “I was really a disappointed the Peterborough show was off because I had sold 200 tickets and although this event is further afield I will still have 
150 local fans there so that is very good.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Sheffield and in the Canary Islands. There is a great bunch of lads in the gym and they are all potential champions. I am the baby but we all bounce things off one another. I have had lots of sparring with top boxers like Kid Galahad, Kell Brook and Junior Witter and learned so much for them already.

“Junior Witter, a former world champion, has been really good to me taking time out to show me things. He is a really clever fighter with plenty of tricks so it has been very good and hopefully I have picked a few up.

“There is also been a lot hard work on the fitness too and I think my legs are a lot stronger now and with the professional training I am also a lot fitter. I think I have improved all round since my first pro fight.

“It is very important I give a good performance on Saturday not only for the fans that have backed me but also to impress the potential sponsors who will be at the fight too.

“I feel really good and the weight is good at 9st 7lb so I am raring to go and cannot wait for Saturday.”

If Gill comes through Saturday’s bout he could be fighting on the Carl Froch bill at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, next month.