FightPost Boxer of the Week: Jordan Gill
By Gary Kittilsen
In another stacked weekend of boxing, it was a 24-year featherweight prospect that stole the show. If there were any questions about Jordan Gill, perhaps it was a lack of power. Worry no longer the Cambridgeshire native showed the boxing world he carries plenty of power in his 126-pound frame.
Scoring a sensational three-round destruction of Mexican prospect Emmanuel Dominguez in Peterborough, England on Saturday evening.
Gill started out somewhat cautiously, boxing masterfully from the outside against the dangerous Dominguez.
Taking the round with his speed and jab, landing at will and making Dominguez miss. The second round featured a much more aggressive and “thrilling” Gill who took on the role of the aggressor taking the fight to his Mexican counterpart. The Brit came forward landing big right hands to the body and flush left-hooks to the head wobbling the legs of his opponent badly with less than a minute remaining in the second round.
The brilliant second round, set up the up the destruction that came in the third. Gill scored a right hand, left hook combination to the head dropping Dominguez for the first time. The tough Mexican got to his feet and was dropped again with a minute and 20 seconds remaining in the round by a picture-perfect right hand. Again he bravely got to his feet and again Gill jumped on the wounded fighter landing flurry of power punches causing the referee to come in and stop the fight. Gill improved his unbeaten record to 23-0 (7).
Gill’s performance was so dominant it certainly puts him in line for a world title fight, but will anyone want to fight the newly crowned WBA international feather title holder?
Gill made multiple calls outs following his impressive victory over Dominguez. saying
“I’m ready for bigger and better things. I’ve won two straps, and I’m coming for more,” Gill said after the win. I want to be busy this year, I want at least two more fights,” he added, specifically saying he wants to face WBA “world” titleholder Can Xu or European champion Kiko Martinez.”
Gill will certainly represent a massive challenge and payday to anyone in the loaded featherweight division.