Rachel Ball is eyeing another shot at the vacant WBA bantamweight belt next year after claiming the interim WBC super-bantamweight title.Subscribe to our daily newsletter!Sign Up
The Aldridge boxer came out on top on points against Argentinian opponent Jorgelina Guanini, who stepped in late for the interim title after Ball’s original opponent Ebanie Bridges pulled out WBA bantamweight contest through injury.
And Ball, whose latest victory takes her career record to 7-1, says she will happily honour the fight with Bridges in the new year in a bid to further build on what has been a breakthrough 2020.
Judges scored the contest, at The SSE Arena in Wembley, 99-91, 99-91 and 99-92 in the Walsall fighter’s favour.
The 29-year-old was pleased with how she managed to stay focused during her pre-fight camp with uncertainty surrounding her opponent’s weight.
“I’m happy, it’s been a mad week, we didn’t even know if the fight would actually happen, I’m glad I kept my head together and dealt with it and I’m wearing a nice shiny belt, I’m on top of the world,” Ball said.by TaboolaSponsored LinksYou May LikeTime Is Running Out For Married Couples To Claim Up To £1188marriagetaxclaim.comLearn MoreDuxford: This dating site for over 40s really works!Dating in United Kingdom
“You put so much into a camp, I didn’t want it to be deferred. I needed to fight. It was kind of annoying me about the whole making the weight.
“I was thinking ‘don’t lose your temper in there’ but I did, so I’m sorry for swearing!”
On the challenge ahead, she added: “I want to get the WBA. I’m happy to honour Bridges and do that fight early on next year, whatever title level, I’m not picking and choosing.
“At this level you deserve to fight whoever is put in front of you and be ready for it.”