Chatteris teenager Jordan Gill is convinced he will be the star of the next big boxing show in Peterborough.
Promoter Robert Waterman has put together an action-packed line up for his show at East of England Showground on Saturday, February 2.
Fans’ favourite Cello Renda tops a bumper, value-for-money 14-fight bill that also features top talents including Tommy Martin, Nathan Dale, Terry Holmes and pro debutant Sam Barron.
Gill is convinced fight fans will leave the show talking about him, however.
“I’m going to steal the show, there’s no doubt about that,” said the super-featherweight slickster.
“Everyone at the show will be comparing the local fighters and I’m going to prove I’m one of the best prospects in the country, not just locally. I’m going to put on a show.”
Gill does look a terrific talent.
The fast-fisted Fenman was a top amateur – winning national honours and boxing for England – and made a winning start to his professional career last July, just six days after his 18th birthday.
Gill has yet to lose a round in three pro fights and is well aware that he comes from a famous fight town.
Eric Boon and Dave ‘Boy’ Green have previously brought major titles back to Chatteris and Gill knows all about his home town’s history.
“I live over the road from where Dave ‘Boy’ Green grew up,” he said, “and a lot of people who used to go on coaches to watch him box are following me now. They can see I’ve got potential.”
Gill comes from a boxing background.
Father Paul had more than 100 amateur bouts, but family commitments prevented him turning professional.
He went on to be a coach at Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club and was in Jordan’s corner when he won CYP and Junior ABA honours.
As a professional, Gill still trains with his father, along with brothers Dominic and John Ingle.
Every Sunday night, Gill catches a train to Sheffield to spend the week training at the Ingles’ gym.
But Gill says the life of a novice professional boxer is not glamorous !
“I haven’t had anywhere to stay,” he said, “so I’ve been sleeping on a mattress at my mate’s house.
“It’s not a glamorous job ! But I have stuck at it. I train two or three times every day and it will all be worth it.”
Tickets for the show are available from 07960-670131 and 01354-695211. Further updates are on www.jordangill.com.