It was only two months ago that Jordan Gill stepped up to the mark live on Sky Sports and took on the talented and dangerous Emmanuel Dominguez. Having sold over 1,000 tickets and having the weight of the watching public on his back did not phase Jordan Gill as he went on to stop Dominguez in the third round to become the WBA International Featherweight Champion.
Jordan Gill is back in action tonight in Nottingham against the dangerous Mexican Enrique Tinoco at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and the fight is live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7.30pm as a part of it’s Next Gen series.
Gill was talking to the gathered press at his weigh in for the fight: “I’m really looking forward to it actually. I’ve not hung around and I’m straight back in there, as an active fighter is a happy fighter, and it’s a chance to show off the improvements I’ve made despite the quick turnaround.
“I’m not sure what Tinoco is going to come with and whether he will come and try to take my head off or not. But I’ll deal with it regardless and break him down bit-by-bit and keep moving on towards those big fights. In front of me is a man and I won’t be focusing on what he does, all my attention is on me. If I’m good enough, then I’ll win, but if not, then I’ll lose. It’s as simple as that.
“Last time out was good under the circumstances. I was headlining the card for the first time on Sky Sports and the majority of the crowd was there for me, so it couldn’t have gone much better. There are still things to improve on but I’ll do my best and look to reach the next level.”
After just three stoppage victories in his first 15 professional fights, Gill has now kicked on with four in seven under Coldwell. As much as the bewhiskered Yorkshireman in his corner has aided that improvement, Gill believes the longer fights are suiting him.
“In four and six rounds it’s hard to break people down and you’re boxing journeymen as well that tuck up and don’t want to come to fight,” he says. “These guys are wanting to come to fight and it’s suiting me because I’m finding the opportunities to open them up and knock them out.
“When I turned pro I was very young. Most people don’t turn pro until they’re 22, 23 – I turned pro on my 18th birthday and boxed seven days later. So know I’m actually getting that man strength, I’m getting a lot stronger, I’m punching a lot harder. And I’m breaking these guys down now, I’m fighting 12-round fights.”