Boxer Jordan Gill: What a weekend for Boxing fans! Tyson Fury is crowned world champion by the WBC after beating Wilder and for us Punjabi’s well the weekend was special also. Two Punjabi fighters both had pro boxing wins and Jordan Gill confirmed his return to the ring on Sky Sports.
Jordan Gill is anxious to make up for lost time following a difficult 2019 in which he suffered the first loss of his career and was also struck down by illness.
Gill’s 24-fight unbeaten streak was ended when he lost his WBA International featherweight crown to Enrique Tinoco back in May – three months after claiming the strap with a fine stoppage of another Mexican opponent, Emmanuel Dominguez.
Gill did make an impressive return in Italy in September, but plans for another fight in December had to be shelved due to a thyroid issue.
But he has now been given the all-clear to climb back through the ropes at the O2 in London on March 28 when fighting on the undercard of the European welterweight title duel between David Avanesyan and Josh Kelly.
Jordan Gill Boxer said: “It’s fair to say 2019 was an interesting year – winning and then losing a title and producing what some say was my best performance to date in Italy.
“It was an uncertain time due to my health concern which meant I had to put my career on hold.
“It was a huge relief to find out the thyroid condition was only a temporary setback, but I’ve not wasted my time off by dwelling on what-ifs.
“I got married, I spent time catching up with friends and family and enjoyed being a normal kid for a while.
“But I also spent hours studying past and present boxers and testing out different training techniques. I’ve worked on mobility and practised being patient and clever.
“Resilience is a key quality needed to develop. Nothing is certain in life and nothing comes easy.
“I’m only 25 and the challenges of 2019 have only developed me further, so in 202 I plan to use what I’ve learned to use my physical and mental ability to the maximum.
“On March 28 people can expect to see ‘The Thrill’ being more thrilling and more polished than ever before.
“The aim is to use enhanced skills and class to dominate the fight and produce a world-class performance.
“I don’t know who my opponent is, but I’m already feeling sorry for them!”
Punjabi fight fans saw two fighters in action over this weekend. The UK’s Inder Singh Bassi won his second pro-fight on points at the iconic York Hall. Canadas Sukhdeep Singh Chakria was also in action. Sukhdeep kept up his winning streak and now has a record of 8-0. If you missed the action check out both fights here:
Watch Sukhdeep Singh Chakria here (Fight start time is 3h 18mins)
Check out the IFL TV interview Inder Singh Bassi here after his second pro win! Also, he confirms April 18th is his next fight!
The full Inder Singh Bassi fight (Fight starts at 39 mins)