Gill wins second pro fight

Jordan Gill v Kristain Laight in Jordan's first professional fight.
Jordan Gill v Kristain Laight in Jordan's first professional fight.
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CHATTERIS teenager Jordan Gill won his second pro fight on Saturday, at The Glow, Bluewater in Kent.

The 18-year-old won all four rounds against Dan Naylor from the Peacock Gym in London for a convincing 40-35 points victory.

Gill said: “My preparations were all good up until the day of the fight. Everything felt good. It was the first time I have done four three-minute rounds and I feel I am improving every day.

“My trainers told me to get all four rounds in for experience. I decked him in the third round, with a real good left hook, a real solid shot. His legs were wobbling and I could have finished it then. The kid was very tough and he came to fight but he didn’t have a look-in.

“He has only been knocked down once before and he has been boxing against guys who are 15 fights undefeated.”

On the exciting bill were 2008 Olympic gold medallist James DeGale, defending his European super-middleweight title; Kid Galahad, defending his WBC international title; and Chris Eubank junior.

“The support we had was brilliant. When my name was announced it was unbelievable. A lot of people I didn’t know were coming up to me and said I stood out on the card even though I was on the undercard,” added the former Cromwell College student.

He thanks his training team led by Dominic Ingle, the supporters and sponsor Connett Cable of Chatteris.

Gill was back training in Sheffield with the rest of the Brendan Ingle camp on Monday. His next fight is on Saturday, November 10 at the Norwich Showground, on the undercard of the Norfolk-based Walsh brothers and Norwich heavyweight Sam Sexton.

Tickets for the fight are £35. Tickets are available by contacting Paul or Amy Gill on 01354 695211.