King of the ring Jordan Gill makes winning pro boxing debut
Gill cruised to a 40-36 points win over Nuneaton journeyman Kristian Laight in Sheffield - just six days after he turned 18.
The debutant won every round of his bout, which was the first on the undercard for Kell Brook’s epic points win over Carson Jones.
Gill said: “I wasn’t that nervous. I got in there and I just wanted to take my time and not get caught because of a stupid mistake.
Amateur Boxing Association champion Gill showed no nerves against an opponent who was contesting his 138th professional bout.
Gill said: “All the boys in the gym said to make sure you win - but the main thing is to enjoy it. You only get one pro debut and I enjoyed mine. I will never get those four rounds again. I just did what Dominic told me. He’s the genius! In between rounds he said: ‘this is easy for you isn’t it?’”
Proud father Paul said: “He boxed well but he’s got a long way to go. His opponent was a bit of a spoiler but Jordan did what he was told and I’m pleased.”
Gill looks set to contest his second professional bout on the undercard of Kid Galahad’s show in September. He is hoping to have between six and eight bouts in the next year.
But how will boxing's new hero reward himself for making a winning debut?
“I might get a Burger King,” he said, with a grin.
Chatteris star Jordan Gill strolls to victory on his professional boxing debut. PICTURE: www.leighdawneyphotography.com