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Boxing prediction: Gill to win in style in front of Sky cameras

Jordan 'The Thrill' Gill is looking to impress tonight in front of the Sky cameras - and we expect him to do so
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Jordan fought at the East of England Arena last March, winning in style. Photo: John Baker

The local favourite will be squaring off against Reece Bellotti in promoter Eddie Hearn's 'Matchroom Square Garden' card tonight, with the winner looking to progress further towards an eventual world title shot.

The featherweight 10-round clash is the opening bout of the first Fight Camp on consecutive weekends throughout August, each of which will be held behind closed doors.

Jordan will be itching to get back into the ring following a difficult 2019 in which he suffered his first defeat amid well-documented health problems, and was due to fight at the O2 Arena in March before the pandemic put paid to sport full stop.

However a show last March at the East of England Arena in Peterborough went brilliantly, and there are hopes that a win against Bellotti could put Gill closer towards his dream of boxing in the city again.

Speaking in our Peterborough Natters podcast, Jordan (26) said: "I predict I'll win and look good. I won't pick a round or points now, I'm just going to go in, and win at all costs, and make sure that we take another step towards boxing back in Peterborough.

"We could be two or three fights away from fighting at London Road."

Bellotti, known as 'The Bomber' has suffered three defeats, but as his nickname suggest he knows how to put opponents away, with 12 knockouts in 14 wins.

His career has stalled in the past 18 months, and a defeat for the Watford fighter would probably be more damaging for him than Gill - making him a very dangerous opponent.

Still, the bookies have Jordan as a 1/4 favourite for a reason, and I expect a skilled, measured performance to see off Bellotti over the ten rounds, in front of a crowd of zero.

The show, headlined by Sam Eggington against Ted Cheeseman, starts at 7pm tonight on Sky Sports.

Prediction: Gill - unanimous decision