Walsall’s Rachel Ball has set her sights on major titles in 2020 as she homes in on Saturday’s Commonwealth Super Featherweight Title Eliminator with Swindon’s Bec Connolly.
The duo – 4-1 and 3-6 respectively – will go toe-to-toe over ten rounds for a shot at the Commonwealth Strap in the New Year
Ball is back in action for the first time since her paper thin majority decision defeat against Katharina Thanderz in Norway in March and is determined to return to winning ways this weekend.
“I’ve been out longer than I’ve wanted to but I’ve had to listen to my body,” she told bcb-promotions.com. “Recovery and holiday aside I’ve done a half marathon, marathon and triathlon over the summer to keep me fit physically and mentally.
“I may have lost in Norway, but the moment I stepped out the ring I had messages on my phone of support which continued for days after. I’ve had a lot of great feedback about the fight and gained a lot of respect.
“Even the day after my fight I was eating in the hotel with Norwegians coming up to me saying I should have won and that I did really well, winning over the home crowd is really something.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting again, more than anything I want to showcase how much I’ve developed.
“Bec is a good fighter and it will be really good test for us both but I’m confident of getting the ‘W’.”
The fights takes place on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town 3 card on November 30 at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, and, like Ball, Connolly is looking to put on a show.
“Me and Rachel are quite similar,” she said. “We’re both super fit – neither of us have to question our conditioning at all.
“Entertainment-wise, this will be a cracking fight. From the start, I’ve said I’m not interested in being involved in fights where I’m going to dominate.
“Having looked at Rachel, this will be a great fight for the fans.”
Tickets are available from neilsonboxing.co.uk.