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Knockout Chaos Fighter Eyes Unification Bout After ‘Explosive Performance’ Promise

Knockout Chaos Fighter Eyes Unification Bout After 'Explosive Performance' Promise

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Knockout Chaos Fighter Eyes Unification Bout After ‘Explosive Performance’ Promise


Knockout Chaos Fighter Eyes Unification Bout After ‘Explosive Performance’ Promise

On Friday, March 8, Nick Ball (19-0, 11 KOs) will clash with Rey Vargas (36-1, 22 KOs) for the WBC featherweight title on the “Knockout Chaos” undercard. The British featherweight fighter is focused on victory, which he feels will open doors to future unification fights. Ball has also made a promise to Sky Sports regarding his next fight with Vargas.

Nick Ball Next Fight: British Fighter Eyes Unification Opportunities

Nick Ball Next Fight: Ball Makes Promise Regarding Rey Vargas Bout

In his interview with Sky Sports, Ball spoke about where a victory over Vargas could lead to: “Once I win that, the doors open, anything can happen,” he said. Lopez, the IBF featherweight champion, who’s beaten both Leeds’ Josh Warrington and Belfast’s Michael Conlan, would be a particularly appealing opponent.

He continued: “He stopped Conlan, he looked good in that. It was a good fight. I like his style, he comes forward and throws hard punches so he’s exciting, no matter what fight he’s going to be in, which I like because you’ve got to give people their money’s worth.”

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“He’s the type of fighter that will do that, like myself,” Ball added. “You’ve got to excite them so that’s what we do. “But any of these world champions and anyone at my weight, get me in with them… I’ll fight anyone.” Sky Sports will broadcast a vital night of featherweight action in the UK when Luis Alberto Lopez fights Reiya Abe for the IBF strap and Otabek Kholmatov boxes Ray Ford for the WBA title. The same fights – will be shown on ESPN+ in the U.S.

Ball Talks Upcoming Bout vs. Vargas

Ball also addressed the upcoming fight against Vargas: “He’s in my way,” Ball warned. “I’ve wanted a world title shot my whole life and I’ve got it. So the chance is now. It doesn’t matter who’s in there with me. I’ll take it from them.”

“I’ve been working my whole life for it and now I’ve got the chance, on a massive platform. So I’m not going to let it slip. Definitely not.”

Speaking on the March 8 contest, Ball made a promise: “It’ll be an explosive performance.” He continued: “I know I’ve got a lot more in me to show. This opponent and this style, this will bring the best out of me.”

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