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English featherweight title shot for Chatteris boxer Gill

Pro Boxing at Bushfield Michael Stoppard v Jordan Gill ENGEMN00120140202155908
Pro Boxing at Bushfield Michael Stoppard v Jordan Gill ENGEMN00120140202155908

Chatteris unbeaten pro boxer Jordan Gill will have a shot at the vacant English featherweight championship.

The 20-year-old will fight Jamie Speight for the St George’s belt. Promoters have until July 8 to submit purse bids and the scheduled 10-round fight has to take place by the end of October.

Gill, who is set to box again next month and is based at the famous Ingle gym in Sheffield, said: “I’m ready for this.

“I’ve won all my fights and I’m looking good in the gym, so why not?

“This is the fight I need at this stage in my career. I want to step up.

“Speight is a level above anyone I’ve boxed yet, but if I turn up on the night and I’m on form, it shouldn’t be a tough night for me.”

Speight (26) is from Devon and holds the Southern Area title. Last month, he kept the belt with a points win over Slough’s Ian Bailey.

Speight has completed 10 rounds in five of his last six fights, while Gill has yet to go beyond six.

He completed the six-round distance for the second time in March when he outpointed Barrington Brown, who went on to give world-title contender Stephen Smith a tough work-out.

Gill said: “I did the rounds comfortably and could have done another four.

“It would be good to do the 10 rounds against Speight. It will be good experience for the bigger fights I’m going to have in the future.”

Winning the English title could lead to a shot at the British title for Gill, who has won his first 13 fights.

He added: “The win over Brown was probably my best result so far and Speight is a level up from him.

“I will see what game-plan my trainer Dominic Ingle comes up with.”

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