‘Mini Mike Tyson’ Nick Ball believes he is better than the likes of Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood and he is ready for a world title shot
Nick Ball grabbed the attention of boxing fans on Saturday night by knocking out Isaac Lowe in what was the most exciting fight of the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte undercard.
Before the fight, Lowe, who is Fury’s friend and training partner, told talkSPORT he would steal the show, but it was in fact Ball who catapulted himself to relative stardom with a stunning stoppage victory.
“I didn’t really get out of second gear.” Ball told talkSPORT. “I just showed a little glimpse of what I’ve got, but everyone was speaking about it, saying it was the fight of the night.”
This was a huge step up for Ball in terms of class and occasion, having spent the majority of his career boxing in small halls, he was now fighting at Wembley Stadium in front of 94,000 fans and the Liverpudlian admitted he had noticed a difference since boxing on the biggest stage.
“My social media has grown massively and even coming back home, everyone is asking for pictures and stopping me.
“Loads of people have messaged me saying they won money so they owe me a drink and they’re calling me the ‘mini Mike Tyson’.”
Tyson Fury would have undoubtedly been delighted by his knockout win over Dillian Whyte, but watching his friend, Lowe, get stopped must have put a slight dampener on the evening, but Ball says that causing a stir made the victory even sweeter.
“It was great.” Ball added. “I knew what I can do and that I would take him out, they were all underestimating me, seeing me as an underdog and an away fighter. So, it was an even better feeling when I got the job done.
“He’s tough, you have to give him that. I thought I was going to get him out of there in the second round, but he did well getting up.
“I hit him with some bombs after I dropped him and he stayed in there, but it was only a matter of time before I was going to get him out of there.”
The featherweight division has been full of action recently, especially in this country with Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood recording big wins over the last few months.
Ball is only 25 years old with 15 professional fights to his name, but he has a huge amount of confidence in his ability and believes he can beat any other featherweight out there.
“It’s a good division.” Ball acknowledged. “There’s loads of boss talent in the featherweight division, but I’ve got the beating of all of them.
“I would get in with all of them tomorrow so I can’t wait to see what the future…
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