Jordan Gill has made his presence known in the featherweight division with an impressive outing against Emmanuel Dominguez.
Gill captured the vacant WBA International featherweight title with a third-round stoppage victory in the main event of the latest installment of Matchroom Boxing's JD NXTGEN shows. The fight, as well as four undercard bouts, were streamed in the United States on DAZN.
The undefeated Gill opened things up with a flurry of left hooks in the second round that hurt Dominguez numerous times. Gill nearly dropped Dominguez at the end of the second round with a counter right hand at the bell, but Gill would quickly end the fight shortly after. Gill scored two knockdowns in the third round and right after Dominguez got back up, the referee stopped the fight to award Gill the victory.
After the fight, Gill said he would like to challenge WBA "Regular" champion Xu Can to a title fight down the line. Promoter Eddie Hearn said the plan moving forward for Gill is to fight for a European title before moving on towards a world title opportunity.
On the undercard, WBA top 15 cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe defeated Tommy McCarthy with a fourth-round stoppage win to retain the WBA Intercontinental cruiserweight title. Riakporhe unleashed a flurry of punches that started with an overhand right to drop McCarthy in the fourth round and then stopped him at the end with a flurry of shots with McCarthy up against the ropes.
Rising light heavyweight prospect Anthony Sims Jr. improved to 18-0 with a sixth-round TKO victory over Mateo Damian Veron and Leigh Wood knocked out Abraham Bonsu in the second round to win the Commonwealth featherweight title.