Gill’s a Master-blaster

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

Chatteris teenager Jordan Gill landed his first title after just two rounds at Peterborough on Saturday night.

The 19-year-old disposed of Scot Michael Stupart at the big professional boxing show at Bushfield Sports Centre to win the vacant British Masters Bronze light-welterweight belt.

Gill, now unbeaten in nine pro fights, said: “Everything went to plan. I felt good before the fight and went in relaxed. I was taken by surprise by the amount of support.

“I’m grateful to everyone who came from Chatteris to support me.”

Gill dominated the first round of the five-bout bill, connecting with big left leads and stinging right crosses.

He continued to step up the pressure in the second round and when Gill got through the Dunfermline man’s defence with a lovely left hook, Stupart was on the way down. Referee Robert Williams quickly stopped the contest with 47 seconds of the round gone.

The local hero, member of the famous Ingle Gym, added: “Dominic (Ingle) said he was pleased with the performance but he would have liked to see a couple more rounds.”

“Luckily I didn’t get any injuries or cuts and next week I’ll be back in the gym, training hard and improving.”

Gill said of his opponent: “He had a win over a very good prospect Jamie Robinson in December and he knew he was a brawler, tough and strong.

“If I stood with him, that’s when he is at his best, and wasn’t prepared to do that.

“I felt totally in control. I had him out on his feet a couple of times. I put in a few shots and the referee stepped in to stop the fight. A big thanks to my sponsors Les Connett and Jordan Fitness, plus Chatteris Boxing Club.”