‘Mini Mike Tyson’ Nick Ball thinks he’s better than Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood and he’s ready for a world title


Nick Ball caught the eye of boxing fans on Saturday night by knocking out Isaac Lowe in what was the most exciting fight on the Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte undercard.

Before the fight, Lowe, who is Fury’s friend and sparring partner, told talkSPORT he would steal the show, but it was actually Ball who catapulted himself to relative stardom with a stunning win. by stop.

Lowe was well beaten by Ball, who is 5ft 2in
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“I didn’t really get out of second gear.” Ball told talkSPORT. “I just showed a little glimpse of what I have, but everyone was talking about it, saying it was the fight of the night.”

It was a huge step forward for Ball in terms of class and opportunity, having spent the majority of his career boxing in small venues he was now fighting at Wembley Stadium in front of 94,000 fans and the Liverpudlian admitted that he had noticed a difference since boxing on the biggest stage.

“My social networks have grown enormously and even when I get home, everyone asks me for photos and stops me.

“Lots of people messaged me saying they made money so they owe me a drink and they call me ‘mini Mike Tyson’.”

Tyson Fury would no doubt have been thrilled with his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte, but seeing his friend Lowe get arrested must have put a slight damper on the evening, but Ball says making a splash made the win that much sweeter.

“It was great.” Bullet added. “I knew what I could do and I would pull it out, they all underestimated me, seeing me as an underdog and a fighter on the outside. So it was even better when I did the work.


'Mini Mike Tyson' Nick Ball thinks he's better than Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood and he's ready for a world title
The towel came midway through the sixth round and it spelled the death knell for Lowe
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“He is tough, you have to give him that. I thought I was going to get him out of there on the second lap, but he did well to get back up.

“I hit him with bombs after I dumped him and he stayed in there, but it was only a matter of time before I got him out of there.”

The featherweight division has been full of action lately, especially in this country with Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood recording big wins over the past few months.

Ball is only 25 years old with 15 pro fights under his belt, but he has enormous confidence in his abilities and thinks he can beat any other featherweight.

'Mini Mike Tyson' Nick Ball thinks he's better than Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood and he's ready for a world title
Warrington holds the IBF title, while Wood is the WBA “regular” champion
'Mini Mike Tyson' Nick Ball thinks he's better than Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood and he's ready for a world title
Ball says he would fight for a title next week if he could
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“It’s a good division.” Ball recognized. “There are a lot of boss talents in the featherweight division, but I beat them all.

“I’ll be with them all tomorrow, so I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

“They are good fighters but I know what I can do and with that fight on Saturday it was just a small taste of what I can do.

“I feel like the better fighter I get involved with, the better it will get me, I’m up to the occasion.

“I’m stronger than all of them, maybe I’m short but even though they’re taller than me, they’re quite skinny so I can throw them.

“I threw Isaac everywhere and roughed him up. He couldn’t handle the power and I don’t think many featherweights will be able to do that.

The fight was for the WBC Silver title and therefore Ball should now find himself ranked in the top 15 with the WBC and a world title could be in the not too distant future.

“I’m ready now.” he finished. “I will fight for a world title next week.”

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