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Phil Gill gets it on with Floyd Moore in Fareham this Saturday

Phil Gill gets it on with Floyd Moore in Fareham this Saturday

16 September 2013

Phil Gill gets it on with Floyd Moore in Fareham this Saturday

A pair of fighters who learned the boxing basics at Cheshunt Amateur Boxing Club face big fights on Saturday night. While Billy-Joe Saunders defends his British middleweight title against John Ryder at the Copper Box, Phil 'The Phil Gill Experience' Gill (14-2-2) is also in action against Floyd 'Pacman' Moore (8-3-1) for the vacant British Masters light-welterweight strap at the Fareham Leisure Centre.

Saunders and Gill both learned to box at Cheshunt ABC. Saunders hopes beating Ryder will secure a crack at WBO world champion Peter 'Kid Chocolate' Quillin. Gill hopes victory over Moore will open the door to a clash for the Southern Area title.

"I've known Billy-Joe since he was a kid," said Gill.

"He was a veteran by the time I started going to the gym - and he's seven years younger than me. He used to beat me up when he was 13 years-old.

"We always knew Billy-Joe was special. We have a good set up in Cheshunt with Paul Rees training and Mickey Helliet managing. So far myself, Joe Smyth, Elliott Matthews, Ashley Sexton and Charlie Hoy have come from that set up and we all follow each other."

Gill and Moore were originally due to meet back in November 2011, but Gill was unable to make weight for the fight, much to the amusement of Floyd Moore's fans, who chanted 'You fat b*****d' at Gill's ringside seat as Moore forced late stand-in Mark Callaghan's corner to chuck the towel in at the start of the second session.

So there's a bit of needle, but Gill says he and trainer Paul Rees have figured out how to beat Moore:

"I know what I'm going to do and I know it's going to be enough to beat him. The basics will be enough to beat him, but if I have to stand there and fight him I will.

"I think the only way he can beat me is to land a big shot and I expect him to come out fast. But it can hurt when you just go forward all the time. I've learned that and now I can bring different things to the ring.

"I've kept my head down, my mouth shut and trained really hard. I'm not putting myself under any pressure. I'm just going to go there and do the business."

Tickets for the show in Fareham are available from 07817-594053.


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