What a night of domestic boxing we have on Saturday night, with cards taking place on Sky Sports and TNT Sports. Here, we have covered the co-main for the 'Magnificent Seven' card in Manchester and a final eliminator for the WBC World Featherweight title between Nick Ball and Isaac Dogboe. We have previewed the fight and given you our betting predictions.
What a superb card we've got on Saturday night in Manchester with the 'Magnificent Seven' card, featuring seven title fights on one night.
The co-main is a final eliminator for the chance to fight for the WBC World Featherweight title and brings together the unbeaten Liverpudlian Nick Ball (18-0-0(11ko)) taking on the former WBO Junior-Featherweight world champion Isaac Dogboe (24-3-0(16ko)).
Dogboe brings the pedigree here as the former titlist but Nick Ball has been gaining rave reviews and plenty of hype, as he has acted like a wrecking ball through the domestic division.
Has this come too soon for 26-year-old Ball or is it simply another stepping stone into the big leagues?
Let's find out...
Where and when is the fight taking place?
The fight is taking place at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday 18th November and will be broadcast live and exclusively on TNT Sports in the UK.
The event is a Frank Warren promotion for Queensbury Boxing, with the main card expected to start at 6pm and the Ball v Dogboe ring walk due to take place at around 10.30pm UK time.
What does the full fight card look like?
- Nick Ball vs Isaac Dogboe - Final eliminator for the WBC World Featherweight
- Denzel Bentley vs Nathan Heaney - British Middleweight
- Liam Davies vs Vincenzo La Femina - European Super Bantamweight
- Ekow Essuman vs Harry Scarff - British and Commonwealth Welterweight
- Nathaniel Collins vs Zak Miller - British and Commonwealth Featherweight
- Hannah Rankin vs Ema Kozin - WBC Female World Super Welterweight
- Dan Catlin vs James Heneghan - British Central Area Heavyweight
- Solomon Dacres vs Michael Webster - English Heavyweight
(subject to change)
What are the fight odds?
The undefeated Ball is a huge 4/11 favourite, with Dogboe a 23/10 shot. The draw is available to back at 16/1.
What's been said?
*Ball vs Dogboe starts around the 48 minute mark
"It's a massive fight and it's one I've been waiting for my whole life, I'm in touching distance of the World Title, I can't let it slip now.
Every fight is a risk, every time you step into the ring it's a risk.
He's a good fighter obviously or he wouldn't be at this level but I guess I'll find out on Saturday night.
I'm not the type of character to sit here and tell you what I'm gonna do to him, I'd rather show you on Saturday."
"If it wasn’t for this fight, I wouldn’t have heard of Nick Ball.
When the name came up that was when it was put across to me by Top Rank and I had to go look him up. But listen he’s done well and credit to him and his team.
However, I can only think of what I’m going to do on the night - that’s what is important and that’s what the fans are coming to see."
Nick Ball to win by KO/TKO - 9/4
This is undoubtedly a big step-up in levels for Ball but it's one that comes at the right time in his career and is one he is capable of making.
Dogboe has fought at a good level but is in the decline of his career and Ball has all the momentum coming into this fight.
The Ghanaian-born Brit looks to be taking the Liverpudlian lightly and that is a crazy thing to do.
The 26-year-old may only be slight in stature at 5ft 2 for a feather but he carries freakish power, earning comparisons to Tank Davis and Mike Tyson.
'Wrecking' Ball will walk through Dogboe in the early to middle rounds and take him out, announcing himself on the world stage.
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