Waltham Abbey Light Welterweight Phil Gill is set for major television exposure, when he appears on the undercard of ‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker’s European Middleweight Title showdown with Italian Domenico Spada at the Matchroom Sports promoted event at Olympia in Kensington, London, on Saturday 30th April 2011.
Gill, whose record is 9 wins, 1 draw and no losses, has consistently proved himself to be one of the most crowd pleasing Light Welters on the circuit today. Gill’s nonstop all action performance on his last outing, on Steve Goodwin’s 5th March show, is a prime example of what a wider television audience have been missing, until now.
Gill went to work hard and fast right from the opening bell, letting rip with both hands throughout the first round. His excellent ring craft barely allowed Nesbitt get any meaningful shots of his own in.
Gill didn’t quite get to dominate the second round quite to the level of the first as Nesbitt managed to find his range and let go with a couple of cracking right hands to the body. Gill didn’t drop the pace and just responded with even more fast powerful left and rights.
Round three was more even with both protagonists letting rip with shot after shot in quick succession, in fact this round could have gone to either way as both came so close to stopping the other at one point.
In the first minute Gill let rip with a cracking left-right body head combination but was unable to finish off the clearly shaken Nesbitt. From then on it was a punch trading war until the final seconds when Nesbitt turned the tables with a hard right to the body that really rattled Gill, Nesbitt turned the tables and started to let rip with both hands until the final bell.
The final round was much as before, with both pushing hard. Throughout the contest Gill had not only thrown more shots but also landed the most meaningful ones and was rightly pronounced victor by a 39-37 points margin.
With performances such as this it comes as no surprise that promoter’s like Steve Goodwin have made Gill a regular attraction on his shows and Barry Hearn’s Matchroom Sports concern have decided to include him on the card for such a high profile event as Barker-Spada European Title showdown.
Speaking earlier today an overjoyed Gill said, “Yeah I’ve got on the bill of the Darren Barker show on the 30th April at London Olympia. It’s a big step up for me, obviously it’s in front of a bigger crowd than I’m used to.
I’m really looking forward to that, I wont be fazed by that either as I’m the kind of fighter that performs best in front of a big crowd. I’m getting well excited as there’ll be more people there.
No opponents been named yet as it’s only come about in the last few days. Mickey’s (manager Mickey Helliet) had a show this weekend, so now that show is out of the way we’ll start sorting out the tickets and all the details later this week.
I never got out of the gym after my last fight because we got a young lad from Guernsey training. I know it’s hard training on your own so I’ve been in the gym to train with him as It helps him to work harder.
My style has changed quite a bit since my debut. I’m definitely a come forward fighter. There’s a lot of guys that wont come and fight me because they know they are going to be in for a hard time if they come and fight me. All I ever do is come forward, I’ll never change that because I don’t want to be a boring fighter I always want to be exciting, it’s just not in me to box of the back foot. For me it’s about entertaining, give the crowd the full experience as it were.
I think when the nation sees me on TV they wont want me off of it, I bring a lot to the table being a very exciting fighter. I’m not afraid of getting hit, I know in boxing your not supposed to be getting hit, but you do get hit it’s as simple as that. I not worried about taking a shot, if I have to take a few in a fight it makes it exciting.
If these guys are going to come to fight they’re going to get put over and that’s what you’re going to get on TV. These guys are going to come to fight, because it’s on TV, and they’re going to get put over.
I box to the occasion, the bigger the occasion the better I perform.”
Phil Gill, against a yet to be named opponent will feature on the undercard of the Sky Sports Televised Matchroom Sports promoted vacant European Middleweight Title fight between unbeaten ‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker and Domenico Spada at Olympia in Kensington, London on Saturday 30th April 2011.
For tickets please contact Phil Gill on 07817 594053