Jordan Gill (23-0, 7KOs) produced yet another mature and classy boxing display to completely outclass Mexican Emmanuel Dominguez (24-8-2) from the opening bell to bag the WBA International featherweight title at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, live on Sky Sports.
Trained by David Coldwell, 'The Thrill' Gill dropped Dominguez twice before recording a third-round TKO to claim the vacant WBA belt - his second professional title - to add to his Commonwealth strap.
Gill landed the jab at will during the opener, and hurt Dominguez with a left uppercut in the second stanza, then really wobbled him moments later with a fantastic overhand right. Dominguez's legs were never the same after that, and another strong right hand buckled the Mexican's legs in the closing seconds. The young 24-year-old, roared on by his home support, where he reportedly sold over 1,200 tickets on his own - over half the allocation of the entire arena - knew that it was time to close the show, and he did so in emphatic fashion.
Dominguez walked into a right-left-right combination in the third round and got crumpled to the canvas for the mistake. Just a few seconds later, Gill blasted away, landing a right uppercut followed by a straight right hand that dropped Dominguez for the second time. The referee could have stopped it at that moment, but he allowed Dominguez to continue, whilst keeping a very close eye on the wavering fighter. Once a left hook knocked Dominguez back against the ropes, it was then that referee Bob Willias stepped in to halt proceedings and award Gill the TKO.
"I'm ready for bigger and better things," Gill said in his post-fight interview.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn added, "I would love to see him fight for the European title."
His breakout win over Ryan Doyle in October to capture the Commonwealth featherweight title made everyone sit up and take notice and this follow up prformance should now cement Gill as one of the brightest young prospects in Britain right now.
"I'm 24 now," Gill said. "I'm coming into my prime."
There were other knockout wins on the undercard for Leigh Wood (21-1); Richard Riakporhe (9-0); John Docherty (4-0); and American Anthony Sims Jr. (18-0).