CHATTERIS boxing sensation, Jordan Gill, will make his professional debut on July 7 at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield just six days after his 18th birthday.
He will appear on the undercard to the world welterweight title eliminator between International IBF champion Kell Brooks and American Carson Jones which is certain to attract a 12,000 sell-out crowd.
It had first been expected that Gill would have his first pro fight in September after he won the Junior ABA title at 60kilo last month but manager Dominic Ingle has brought the date forward and commented: “Jordan has been coming up here for the last two or three years and has always impressed.
“He has just won an ABA title and an opportunity came to put him on the bill so we took it. I think he has all the potential to go a long way in the sport and look forward to have him training up here again.
“We have not fixed up his opponent as yet, but will do that nearer the date.”
This is a dream opportunity for Jordan but first he has to finish his A level exams at Cromwell College for the next three weeks.
He said: “These are really exciting times and hopefully a start of a special journey. I’m still only a baby, so I’m using the next three years to really learn my trade and then by the time I am 21 I’ll be ready to bring titles back to Chatteris.
“It has always been my ambition to fight professionally and to get a chance to box on such a bill is brilliant.”
Jordan visited Sheffield last week to fit in a couple of training sessions alongside Kell Brook and he plans to visit again in half term, training twice a day and revising in between.
His father Paul Gill, the Chatteris ABC trainer, added: “Jordan is set for a busy time, he is dedicated and motivated and I hope Jordan’s success encourages other youngsters to join our gym.
“It is great that Fenland has a pro boxer to follow again. To get his debut on a world eliminator bill is fantastic as it will attract a big crowd.”
Dave Boy Green was Chatteris’s last boxer to make the grade professionally and he commented: “Jordan has done well as an amateur and I think he will do well as a professional as well.
“I hope to watch him make his debut.”
The Chatteris club are running a coach to Jordan’s fight in Sheffield with tickets at £30 and coach £15. For more details contact Paul Gill on 01354 695211.