Gill becomes Eastern Counties champion

PUBLISHED: 12:06 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

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Boxing tournament at Chatteris

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By ADAM LAZZARI CHATTERIS and England boxer Jordan Gill took less than a minute to win the Eastern Counties Division Three title. The 14-year-old outclassed Lee Kirby, of the King s Lynn Gold Star Club, in Wednesday night s final and will now go on to th

By ADAM LAZZARI

CHATTERIS and England boxer Jordan Gill took less than a minute to win the Eastern Counties Division Three title.

The 14-year-old outclassed Lee Kirby, of the King's Lynn Gold Star Club, in Wednesday night's final and will now go on to the national quarter-finals in Grays, Essex on February 8.

His opponent is not yet known.

A crowd at Cambridge University Club witnessed Gill land a powerful right hook and then a stinging left hook to the head that caused the referee to give Kirby a standing eight-count after just 40 seconds.

Gill launched another assault straight from the re-start and with Kirby unable to defend himself the referee stopped the contest and awarded Gill the 57-60kg title.

Chatteris coach Paul Gill said: "We'd heard a lot of good things about Lee Kirby and Jordan was expecting a tough fight, but he blew him away.

"Jordan improves with every fight and if he keeps working hard I can see him going on to win more titles."

Gill beat George Griffin of the Centurion Club, Essex, in his semi-final in King's Lynn on a unanimous decision on Saturday.

His Chatteris club-mate Jordan Tilsley, 17, beat 22-year-old Rob Austin from the Campol Police Club in an open show at St Ives, the previous night.

The stylish Chatteris puncher forced his opponent to take a standing eight-count in the second round before going on to win on a unanimous decision.

Paul Gill said: "It was a superb performance from Jordan Tilsley - I'm really proud of him.


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