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Chatteris boxer Gill secures Commonwealth title shot after knockout win




Jordan Gill, pictured here with trainer Dave Coldwell, now has his eyes on title fights after his latest win
Jordan Gill, pictured here with trainer Dave Coldwell, now has his eyes on title fights after his latest win

Chatteris professional boxer Jordan Gill will challenge for the Commonwealth featherweight title this autumn after securing another victory this evening.

The 23-year-old stopped Hungarian David Berna in the first round of their bout in Cardiff, extending his record in the paid ranks to 21 bouts without defeat.

And, afterwards, it was revealed that Gill will fight reigning Commonwealth champion Ryan Doyle for the belt in London on October 27.

There is also the prospect of an East Anglian derby in the form of a shot at the British title, currently held by Cromer's Ryan Walsh, in the future.

Following tonight's win, Gill told Sky Sports: "I just relaxed, let my boxing do the talking. When I'm relaxed, you see the best of me.

"The time is coming. When I turned pro, I was only 18. I'm 23 now and I've turned into a man. You can see that."

Trainer Dave Coldwell said: "When you get him relaxed and settled, he's fantastic. Potentially, the ability he's got, he could definitely go to world level."

The deal for the title shot was announced by promoter Eddie Hearn, who said: "It's a great opportunity. He's had too many of those kind of fights.

"The Doyle fight is a fight he should have been in probably 13, 14 fights in, but he needed experience. He's had it now and he's ready to go.

"It's a perfect test for him to see how good he really is."

Gill added: "He's a very good fighter. I'll go in there and respect his power, respect him as a fighter and just do what I do, relax, get my boxing going and look good."



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