By Sam Marhraoui
Jordan Gill is closing in on a British featherweight title shot, after a convincing win against Jason Cunningham. Gill came through a late onslaught from Cunningham in the final rounds to earn himself the win by unanimous decision in what was an eliminator for the Lonsdale belt currently held by Ryan Walsh.
The bout started off as a cagey affair with Gill finding his range well, but the fighter from Cambridgeshire was left with nasty swelling around his eye as Cunningham found success late on in round one.
Gill looked unfazed by the damage he had taken early on, landing a perfectly timed right hand, stopping Jason Cunningham in his tracks in round 2.
The 23 year old continued to show his dominance in the next round landing beautiful combinations to both the head and body. Gills assault would go on to dismantle Cunninghams defence in the following round.
The sound of the bell saved Jason Cunningham from further assault as another wonderfully timed right hand by Gill sent his opponent crashing to the canvas.
Maturity was the next asset shown by Gill. Despite his dominance he took his time working behind a Pinpoint jab to make room for more shots to land.
Jordan Gill was in his element in the seventh round as Cunningham was dropped to the canvas, showing great heart and toughness to make it through to the end of the round once again.
A sublime performance by young Jordan Gill was almost met with huge disappointment as Cunningham, needing the knockout staged a late barrage of shots, which very nearly saw him steal the victory in what was a thrilling bout on the JD NXTGEN bill in Manchester.