Gill’s a knockout

Boxing at the Arena . Jordan Gill v Sid Razak
Boxing at the Arena . Jordan Gill v Sid Razak

Jordan Gill won his eighth professional fight with his first-ever knockout – after just 36 seconds.

The Chatteris teenager pole-axed Arron Flinn (Coventry) in the first of four rounds at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, on Saturday.

Gill said of the swift win over the 27-year-old: “I was expecting more of a fight, to be honest.

“He was a novice, same as me, with a 50/50 record. I expected a bit more. I caught him on the chin, and from that he was absolutely gone.

“On the way down he broke his ankle and they took him out on a stretcher.”

Gill was on the undercard of Kell Brook’s fourth-round stoppage win over Ricky Hatton’s conqueror Vyacheslav Senchenko in his native Sheffield. Also on the bill was Olympic super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua continuing his pro career with a second-round stoppage victory over Paul Butlin.

He said of the occasion: “It was amazing. The atmosphere was unbelievable. The Sheffield fans were there, the Chatteris fans were there. Everybody turned out. It was amazing night.

“Hopefully I will get another fight before Christmas. I have just turned 19 and had a lot of fights. There’s no rush for me. I’m always training and always learning.”