“The Thrill” challenges Herfi in The O2
Jordan Gill hopes to leave disappointment in 2021 when he faces European lightweight champion Karim Gerfi WBO heavyweight champion Lawrence Acaley vs. Michael Seslak at the O2 in London on Sunday, February 27, live on the undercard DAZN (except New Zealand and Australia).
It was originally planned that ‘The Thrill’ (26-1-1, 7 KOs) would meet Frenchman Gerfi in the undercard of Conor Ben vs. Chris Algiers at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on December 11, but the two-time European champion was due to illness. forced to cancel a meeting with Merseyside.
Gil suffered a horrific cut in the third round of his eight-round game with a late stand by rival Alan Luces Castillo – the 27-year-old was forced to take a technical draw after a horrific head-on collision. The Chatteris man is looking to start his championship by overthrowing the 34-year-old Gerfi in his first fight in 2022.
“I remember lying on the bed and then putting on the stitches,” he said Gills. “It was one of those things that could happen to anyone at any time. Too bad it happened to me. It was a nasty head-on collision – the fight could not continue. When my head was sutured, it was sutured around the artery – it was so deep! Luckily it was on the head and not on the face, otherwise it would have been plastic surgery. On the one hand it is good, on the other – bad.
“I had a week off and then I immediately went back to the gym, keeping fit and active. I knew I would always be a must for a European title. The fight was not lost due to a technical draw. All in all, it’s been a tough 2021 year, but it’s behind us and we’re looking forward to it. 2022 is our year, I look forward to this fight and go to bigger and better things.
“He is a very good fighter, you can’t take that away from him. I fully respect him – he is a champion. He did it against odds, he was in the backyard of the champion and won the title. He is very experienced and he is approaching the last stages of his career. He had a few big fights, I think he’s a four- to five-time European champion. He is established and he is a very good professional. I look forward to mixing this with him.
“As the match approaches I am thinking of new ways to win it. I’m thinking of new things to add to my game. We’re not so much preparing for Gerfi, but preparing for the best I can be. I look forward to the fight. I feel like it’s been a long time. This is my life. I dedicate my life to boxing. I take myself away from my family. I work here in Rotherham every day. This fight for the title of European champion means everything to me, my family and the field I represent.
“I think I will hold an absolute master class and stop Gerfi in the middle and at the end of the rounds and I am going to continue, beating this dossier Isaac Lowe and getting the world title. Gerfi ranks 10th in the rankingsth or 11th from the WBC. We just got a new WBC welterweight champion. I know he has to fight his Mandatory for his first defense, but after that I can get a winner. “
Gil vs. Gerfi is part of the grand night of the title, WBO heavyweight champion Hackney Lawrence Acole (17-0, 14 KOs) defends his crown for the second time against former world champion Poland Michal Cieslak (21-1, 15 KOs), Tokyo Olympic champion Galal Jaffa makes his long-awaited professional debut in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC lightweight title against the Mexican Carlos Water Bautista (10-4-1, 3 KOs) Liverpool at middleweight Anthony Fowler (15-2, 12 KOs) oppose the Poles Lukasz Matej (27-3-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds, undefeated Ipswich heavyweight Fabio Wardley (12-0, 11 KOs) fights US Daniel Martz (20-9-1, 17 KOs) over ten rounds, Tokyo Olympian Chevan Clark made his professional debut in the heavyweight division against Croatia Tony Visich (20-29-2, 5 KOs), easy prospects Campbell Hatton (5-0, 1 KO) skirmishes with Joe Ducker (9-8-2, 2 KOs) for six rounds, Liquid’s heavyweight Johnny Hedges (4-0) meets Alexander Nagolsky (2-1, 1 KO) for six rounds and a challenger from Australia in the heavyweight division Damsey McKean (20-0, 13 KOs) fights Argentina Ariel Esteban Bracamonte (11-6, 6 KO) for eight rounds.
GIL: THIS FIGHT FOR THE EUROPEAN BATTLE CHAMPIONSHIP MEANS EVERYTHING FOR ME
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