Unbeaten super-lightweight prospect Luke Gibb (3-0) next fights for the vacant British Challenge super-lightweight belt against Northern Area title contender Jordan Ellison (8-12) on February 24 at Mote Park, Maidstone on a JE Promotions event, titled 'Make or Break'.
Gibb is undefeated in three bouts and will be the home fighter on the night, but his forthcoming foe has a track record of upsetting unbeaten prospects throughout his career.
The 22-year-old from County Durham comes into the contest off the back of a points win over an unbeaten prospect in Colin Day, who was 4-0 before their December fight.
10-months prior to that upset, Ellison stunned an undefeated 8-0 American prospect, Jacob Wooley, who boasted a 75% KO ratio, at the time.
Of his eight victories, five have been shock upsets over unbeaten fighters with a combined record of 30-0-1.
The Seaham resident also has experience in his corner, having boxed over 100 professional rounds already in his three-year pro career, also challenging for the Northern Area lightweight title, unsuccessfully, against Lewis Ritson, who went on to claim the British lightweight title in his next bout.
The forthcoming fight with Gibb will be his fifth eight-rounder.
Having experienced over 80 amateur fights, including more than a dozen appearances for England, Gibb is being fast-tracked by manager Joe Elfidh in his paid career.
Despite being selected for the Team GB Development Squad, Luke quit boxing altogether in his early 20’s after putting a career as a nightclub promoter at The Gallery in Maidstone first.
The former Nemesis ABC boxer, who holds wins over Southern Area champion Ricky Boylan in the amateur ranks, has won all three paid fights so far.
The popular super-lightweight triumphed over Ibrar Riyaz (4-114-4) on his pro bow last February – a shared opponent with Ellison, who beat Riyaz in his second fight in May 2015.
In his second bout in May 2017, Gibbo outpointed Stockport’s Jamie Quinn (2-37-2), and his most recent scalp was against Fonz Alexander (5-64) in his first six-rounder last October.
Not only has Gibb won all three bouts on points but has taken every single round – 14 – along the way.
The 28-Year-old said of his next fight, “
Two super-bantamweights top the bill in a tantalising 50-50 fight for the British Challenge belt
Two-time Southern Area title contender Martin Hillman (10-4) challenges Tom McGinley (4-1) for the vacant belt.
Both fighters operate under the JE Promotions banner so it’s a risky yet refreshing fight for both prospects on the 55th day of the New Year.