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.
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