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Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
15-0-1

Estimated Ringwalk:

2024-06-01T19:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

19-0-1

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WBA World Featherweight Championship

The tape

25
Age
27
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

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Form
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15
Wins
19
8
By KO
11
53
KO%
58
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
1
Draws
1
2019
Debut
2017
101
Pro rounds
102

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Raymond Ford vs Nick Ball preview


When is Ford vs Ball?

Raymond Ford will face the challenge of Nick Ball on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest is for the WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Artur Beterbiev's and Dmitry Bivol's clash for the IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and WBC World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Craig Richards' and Willy Hutchinson's fight, Deontay Wilder's and Zhilei Zhang's fight, Daniel Dubois' and Filip Hrgovic's contest and Hamzah Sheeraz's and Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams' bout.

Ford vs Ball stats

Raymond Ford steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Nick Ball will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Ball has a slight advantage in power over Ford, with a 58% knock out percentage over Ford's 53%.

Raymond Ford is the younger man by 2 years, at 25 years old.

Ford has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ball. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Raymond Ford fights out of the southpaw stance, while Nick Ball is an orthodox fighter.

Ford is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 1 year and 10 months later than Ball, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 101 to Ball's 102.

Ford vs Ball form

Ford remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Otabek Kholmatov on 2nd March 2024 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jessie Magdaleno on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had won against Sakaria Lukas on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.

Before that, he had beat Richard Medina on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tech Port Arena, Texas.

He had defeated Edward Vazquez on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Ball remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he drew Rey Vargas on 8th March 2024 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had won against Isaac Dogboe on 18th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Lodumo Lamati on 27th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 12th round at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast.

Before that, he had beat Jesus Ramirez Rubio on 11th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

He had won against Nathanael Kakololo on 16th July 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Nick Ball has been fighting more than Raymond Ford.

Raymond Ford last fought 2 months and 30 days ago, while Nick Ball's last outing was 2 months and 24 days ago.

Ford's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Ball's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

What time does Ford vs Ball start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Ford vs Ball?

Ford vs Ball will be broadcast on DAZN PPV UK in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by DAZN PPV.

How do you stream Ford vs Ball?

You can stream the Ford vs Ball PPV in the UK via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, Smart TV, and many others.

existing subscribers of DAZN PPV UK is tbc, while new subscribers costs tbc.

You can stream the Ford vs Ball PPV in the US via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV, and many others.

existing subscribers of DAZN PPV is tbc, while new subscribers costs tbc.

What are the odds on Ford vs Ball?

Raymond Ford is currently 11/20 (-180) to win the clash outright, while you can get 11/8 (+140) on Nick Ball if you fancy the small upset.

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