Jake Ball has promised to knockout Craig Richards when they clash for the vacant WBA Continental Light-Heavyweight title this Saturday at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The bitter rivals were scheduled to meet on the John Ryder vs. Andrey Sirotkin undercard at the Copper Box Arena in October, but a hand injury forced Ball to withdraw from the contest just days out, leaving Richards frustrated at his “embarrassing” opponent.

Ball fought once during an injury-plagued 2018, halting Philip Kotey in September, but with his hand fully recovered, ‘The Blade’ is looking to make a statement in his first fight under new trainer Dominic Ingle.

Card List

Sergio Garcia vs Ted Cheeseman, 12 rounds, for Garcia’s European junior middleweight title 

Jake Ball vs Craig Richards, 10 rounds, light heavyweights 

Felix Cash vs Rasheed Abolaji, 12 rounds, for vacant Commonwealth middleweight title 

Lawrence Okolie vs Shawn Miller, 10 rounds, Cruiserweights 

John Docherty vs Przemyslaw Binienda, 4 rounds, super middleweights 

Charles Frankham vs TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights

Dana Zaxo vs TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights

Fabio Wardley vs Morgan Dessaux, 6 rounds, heavyweights

Scott Fitzgerald vs Filip Rzadek, 6 rounds, middleweights