Ball Confident Of Away Day Win

Rachel Ball with her 2018 Fight of the Year Award

Ball Confident Of
Away Day Win

Walsall
boxer Rachel Ball is in confident
mood as she heads to Norway this weekend writes
Ben Gibson.

Ball (4-0) steps up to
lightweight and puts her unbeaten record on the
line against former European and WBC International Champion
Katharina
Thanderz
(10-0, 2 KOs) on
March 2 in Arendal.

“My
last training session was on Wednesday night and it was just a light session as
I rest for Saturday,” she told bcb-promotions.com. “I always train hard and
most days I train twice per day.

“We
have done more sparring and more strength work in order to prepare for stepping
up in weight and it has worked.

“I am still strong at this weight
and I can hold my own against welterweights.

“I have increased my strength
work for this fight.

“We don’t want to fight
lightweight all the time but this was too good of an opportunity to turn down.

“I am confident even with the step
up in weight.”

Ball,
a former three-time world kickboxing champion is promising another ‘war’ as she
travels the North Sea to take on the undefeated Thanderz. Travelling abroad is
not a new experience for the 27 year-old and it is one she is relishing.

 “I have fought abroad
before I turned pro and I have always won,” she added. “I know that the odds
are not in my favour as the away fighter but I always perform in the ring and I
am prepared to give everything to make sure I get the win.

“It
definitely comes with added pressure and it is my biggest fight to date
regardless of it being home and away.

“Being away from home I need to
give the judges no reason to give to rounds to Thanderz because she’s the home
fighter.

“Fighting away can be less
stressful as you don’t need to worry about ticket sales or getting tickets to
people.

“It has been nice to just focus
on my training and diet and diet for this camp.

“I will miss my rowdy crowd as I
have a lot of love for the people who support me.

“The girls who I train and came
out with me last time are always in my heart and while they aren’t joining me
we are a family and they will be watching online if they can.”

 “If I give it my all and listen to my corner,
then everything will be fine.”

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