Midlands Area BBBoC Present Ball With Chalice To Mark Achievement

BCB’s Rachel Ball has been recognised by the BBBoC Midlands Area Council after becoming the Area’s first female World Champion.

Ball received an English Diamond Cut Chalice to mark her achievement.

In November, Ball defeated Argentinean Jorgelina Guanini to claim the World Boxing Council Interim World Female Super Bantam Title live on Sky Sports to achieve her status as the first female world champion from the Midlands.

“It’s a wonderful achievement,” explained Midlands Area Chairman, Martin Florey. “As we are unable to hold our annual Awards Dinner due to Lockdown Restrictions, we wanted to mark Rachel’s achievement and wish her all the very best for her upcoming World Boxing Association Bantamweight Title fight with Shannon Courtney.”

Ball takes on Courtney on 10th April live on Sky Sports in a re-match of their 2020 encounter.

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‘The Ginger Boxer’ defeated the ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ on that occasion and is confident that history will repeat itself once again.

“I have 100 per cent improved since the last fight. I’ve learned so much and I’m doing different things in my training.

“I’m growing so much as a fighter. This year I learned how to properly box and I’m looking like a boxer.

“It’ll be a much harder fight for her. They’re going to be careful.

“There’s things I can take from the Shannon fight and my last fight to work on to be ready for this one.

“It’s about working on my weaknesses and everything else will slot into place.”


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