Dudley’s Danny Ball upset the odds to be crowned WBC Silver International Welterweight Champion on Saturday evening.
The 23 year-old travelled to Mason Cartwright’s backyard and put on a career-best performance to blow his opponent away inside three rounds.
Cartwright, in his hometown of Ellesmere Port and backed by a raucous crowd, started brightly. He caught Ball with virtually the final blow of the opening round and enjoyed some success in the second stanza too. However, Ball began to find his rhythm and his stiff jab continually worked on a cut that had appeared above Cartwright’s eye. Ball poured forward and, in the third, wobbled Cartwright and went in for the kill. Referee Mark Lyson rightly stepped in to wave this one off and award Ball the win he richly deserved.
“I’m over the moon,” explained the BCB managed and Richie Ghent trained fighter. “To get the stoppage away from home; it’s a big thing.
“Mason was tough. He could dig a bit too so I had to be wary of him but I was able to catch him with the shots we had worked on. I could see they were hurting him.
“I saw the cut so worked that with the jab and then hurt him with hooks to the head. I caught up and saw him wobble so I just went in to finish the job.
“It’s a massive win for me and takes me to the next level. I’m only 23 and have only been a pro for two years. There’s plenty more to come from me.”
Watch the whole fight here: