"I'LL HAVE ISAAC LOWE NEXT!" JORDAN GILL INTERVIEW
It’s been 6 months since that loss, But Gill insists he is ready for the comeback, “I'm raring to go,” the 28-year-old declares, “at the minute I’m just sitting around waiting for a date to come along. I’m just excited to get back in there and put the wrong right and prove that I'm at a higher level. I've been training hard and working hard and I'm just looking forward to fighting.”
Naturally those career highs can impose mirroring career lows, and Gill talks about the mental barriers that those lows bring. “It's always going to be at the back of your mind. If it's not, you're not a serious competitor.” Gill continues, “as an athlete that competes at the highest level and wants to be the best, no one can live with a loss and move on easily. It's something I've had to process, something I've had to work on and assess, and change those mistakes I made in the fight and put those mistakes right both in and out of the ring.
“I'm over it as far as I can be, I’ve got to just push on and get this next fight in. After I lost before, I made improvements and changed my game up, and you will see the same after this one.”
In the wake of the loss to the Spaniard the team of Gill and Coldwell decided it was time to move up weight classes. Putting his body through such a strenuous regime time and time again became a struggle to abide to the featherweight limit these past couple years. For Gill, it’s changed his game.
“It’s the best I've felt in a long time. Every day for the last couple years it has been a battle just trying to get through the day. Now I feel I've got a new lease of life. I've moved up to super-feather and I feel [like] a better fighter. You see fighters move up and go on a good run and I think that’s what we’re going to have.”
However, Gill did reveal what he would want next, mentioning the man who’s been calling him out for the last few years, Isaac Lowe, as a potential option. “I'll have Isaac Lowe next!”
“Dave is my manager, and he makes the plan. His plan is to have an eight rounder, to build that momentum back then go straight into a big fight. Isaac Lowe is a fight that I want, and I'm sure lots of people want it as well. It’s a fight that will capture the imagination of the public, and I’ll grab it with both hands.”
The first quarter of 2023 has been and gone and Jordan cannot waste any more time as he sets his signs on working towards a world title as the aspiration.
“I’d love three fights this year, push on, get a title fight and get an eliminator towards the back end of the year. I want to be where I was at the end of the year, where I was at the same time last year. It’s like snakes and ladders, it’s a long way up, and a quick way down”.
For Gill the comeback is one thing but for now which promotional outfit that will be under is uncertain. Nevertheless, one thing that remains certain is at Super-Featherweight, Gill will make up for any lost ground.