FightPost Boxer of the Week: Jordan Gill
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This weekend saw numerous stand out performances from around the world, with Regis Prograis and Ivan Baranchyk both producing excellent displays in the World Boxing Super Series, Sunny Edwards out-classing the game Ryan Farrag and Ted Cheeseman put an end to the dispute with Asinia Byfield, producing a bludgeoning performance to take home the British super-welterweight Title. It was from the same card at The Copperbox Arena, that my ‘Boxer of the Week’ derives from.
Jordan Gill produced the kind of performance that made the British Boxing alumni stand up and take note of. His opponent, Ryan Doyle, had previously dismantled the much touted Reece Bellotti at the same venue only four months earlier.
This fight was seen as a 50/50 scrap, with many believing Doyle would have too much power for the technically gifted Gill. The Cambridgeshire man was slick throughout, his speed and razor-sharp jab evident. Gill was relentless, but smart in his approach. In moments when Doyle tried to overwhelm him, Gill remained composed and outworked the Manchester man.
Doyle survived a scare in Round 4, when Gill landed a left hook. He staggered and did well to survive the round, but the end was almost inevitable at that point. Over the next few rounds, the pattern of the fight remained the same, with body shots from Gill dropping Doyle in Round 6. When the stoppage came in Round 7, there could be no complaints. Doyle was backed up on the ropes, as Jordan Gill fired at will with nothing coming back in return.
This was the moment that Jordan Gill has craved. He was on the verge on walking away from the sport, had Dave Coldwell refused to train him. Technically he looks superb and it seems now that his power is coming into play, judging by his last couple of performances.
Now Gill is the Commonwealth Champion, undefeated and still only 24 years of age. With the right team and stable of fighters around him now, the world is his oyster. Saturday night scratched the surface of potentially the best prospect in British Boxing.