Jordan Gill vs Enrique Tinoco

Who is Jordan Gill next opponent Enrique Tinoco?

Published On Tuesday, April 2, 2019By Tim Rickson

Who is Enrique Tinoco?

BBN took a little look into the background of WBA International featherweight champion Jordan Gill's (23-0) next opponent Enrique Tinoco (17-5-4) in the latest instalment of the JD NXTGEN series at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on May 10, live on Sky Sports.

Here's a few facts about the Mexican:

From Tijuana, Mario Enrique Tinoco Gutiérrez stormed through Francisco Guijarro (0-1-1) in just two minutes and 23 seconds into his April 2010 professional boxing debut.

His first three fights all ended early, with his third contest against an opponent unbeaten in 10 bouts, Alejandro Rubio (9-0-1).

His first pro career defeat came in his 10th contest against Carlos Jacobo (15-4-1) when he was disqualified in the fifth-round for repeated low blows, despite leading on the scorecards.

He won the Mexican featherweight title in his 13th contest when he knocked out the reigning champion Ivan Hernandez (28-7-1) in the 11th round in August 2013 when he was just 23-years-old.

He suffered his first and only stoppage defeat to Miguel Roman (44-11), a multiple WBC regional champion, in 2014. He was knocked down three times in the third round.

It wasn’t until his 20th pro contest in 2015 that he first fought outside of his native Mexico when he was beaten on points by, then 12-0, current WBA #1 super-lightweight Mario Barrios (23-0).

He hasn’t yet won abroad, hence the reason for his chequered record over the last seven fights, winning only two, drawing two and losing three.

The 29-year-old is nicknamed ‘Torito’.

Tinoco is currently 17-5-4 in his career with 12 KOs from his 17 wins. He has only been stopped once in 26 contests, spanning 116 rounds.

He has defeated five opponents with an unbeaten record, two of those were 14-0, so Gill will have to be on his A-game on the night.