Featherweight prospect and Commonwealth champion Jordan Gill is the unbeaten favorite going into Saturday’s DAZN main event with Mexico’s Emmanuel Dominguez, but the 24-year-old Gill says he’s not overlooking the challenge in front of him.
“He’s been around, he’s seen a lot of things in the ring, and I don’t think he’s going to be too bothered about coming over to England and facing me,” Gill said. “He’s experienced. He’s only been stopped once and that’s by a current world champion as well (Emanuel Navarrete), who just beat Isaac Dogboe for the WBO (super bantamweight) title.
“Mexicans are notoriously hard as nails so I’m prepared to go into the trenches with him. He’s coming for a war and we’re going to meet head on. I’ll do anything to get the win and move on towards more big fights. It’s going to be a fun fight, and the fans are in for a treat I think.”
Gill (22-0, 6 KO) took the Commonwealth title — which is not on the line Saturday — from Ryan Doyle in his last outing, stopping Doyle in the seventh round on Oct. 27. He says he’s “over the moon” as Commonwealth champion, but that he definitely has bigger goals.
“I want to move on to World level, and this fight puts me in the mix, in the top 15 with the WBA, and we can pick a route towards a world title,” he said. “I can reach the top, I’m one hundred percent confident of that. I’m confident that I will be there, and be there quicker than people imagine. I’m taking one step at a time. I’m fighting one fight at a time, beating one man at a time.”
Dominguez (24-7-2, 16 KO) is a young veteran at age 25, having turned pro in 2011 at age 17. He’s won his last two fights, following a loss last June to Toka Kahn Clary.