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Welterweight prospect Danny Ball signs with Queensberry Promotions

The 23-year-old turned pro in 2017 and has fought in small halls to date.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

23-year-old welterweight prospect Danny Ball has signed with Queensberry Promotions, seven months after winning a minor WBC title in his last outing.

Ball (9-0-1, 4 KO) turned pro in 2017 and has fought exclusively on smaller shows. He met Kaisee Benjamin for the Midlands Area welterweight title in Mar. 2019, fighting to a 10-round draw in Birmingham, before beating Mason Cartwright last October in Ellesmere Port to win the WBC silver international title via third round stoppage.

“It was an unbelievable feeling,” Ball said of beating Cartwright in Cartwright’s hometown. “I don’t think anybody expected it apart from me and my team, really. Everything was geared up for him to win it. He sold about 500 tickets, while I took about 100 up to Ellesmere Port with me, and took it away from him as soon as I had the opportunity. I took it with both hands and I was always confident of winning the fight anyway.”

Ball also said he had heard straight away then that there had been some promoter interest thanks to the victory.

“Just after I won my WBC belt back in October my manager Errol (Johnson) said there had been contact and there was some interest in me,” he said. “Then it went quiet for a bit and I didn’t think anything was going to come of it, but then the contract came through, so I signed it on the same day and sent it straight back!”

You can likely expect to see Ball in undercard action sometime this summer if and when Frank Warren gets shows running once more.

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