Rachel Ball ahead of boxing debut: ‘there is nobody like me’
Former world kickboxing champion Rachel Ball has warned the competition ahead of her professional boxing debut – ‘there is nobody like me’.
And the 26-year-old, from Aldridge, has more than one link to the venue of her first bout – having won fights and titles at Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium, which is also the football club where her partner and co-trainer Todd Harrison works.
Ball is making the switch from the kickboxing ring to boxing’s squared circle and will top the bill on BCB Promotions’ Jingle All The Way show on Sunday.
Ball, who trains out of Trojan Martial Arts Academy, is in the final stages of training having originally been scheduled to fight in November – but will now face an as-yet unspecified opponent in the Stadium Suite just one week shy of Christmas.
“I can’t wait – I feel like I’ve learned so much already and the journey is only just beginning,” said Ball.
“I’ve got my previous experience with different types of fighting but now I’m just specifically working with my hands, getting my footwork right and I can’t wait to show everyone what I’ve got.
“A lot of people have seen me in the kickboxing world but not a lot have in the boxing world, so I want to show the other fighters – and even Gavin and Todd – what I can do in the ring now.”
“I had 24 fights in kickboxing and won three world titles. My first one was won at the Banks’s Stadium so it’s nice to be back!”
Tickets are availablefrom the Walsall FC Box Office on 01922 651 414/416