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Vargas vs Ball Prediction: Will Liverpool Have Yet Another World Champion?

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This fight promises to not only be a test of the skills of both fighters but also one of the most entertaining and intense clashes of the year. Here is our Vargas vs Ball prediction.

Vargas vs Ball Prediction: Who's Going Home With The World Title?

Ray Vargas Preview

The 33-year-old boxer from Mexico has a record of 36-1-0, with 22 wins coming by knockout. He is the current WBC featherweight champion.

Ray was born in 1990, into a poor family of ordinary workers. His parents noticed his zeal for sports and therefore, in elementary school, they sent him to the boxing gym where he immediately began to show results.

Ray's first serious achievement was a silver medal in the up to 54 kg weight category at the Mexican Championship in 2007 (in the final he lost to Oscar Valdez). In 2008, he managed to rehabilitate himself and won a gold medal in the same tournament.

At the World Championship, he was eliminated in the 1/32 round against the Englishman Luke Campbell. He made his professional debut in 2010 and fought his way up the rankings until 2017 when he began to receive serious opposition. He then won the WBC Super Bantamweight title and held it until 2020 and vacated it after he broke his leg ahead of his sixth defense.

Despite his impressive percentage of knockouts, Rey Vargas has not had a knockout since he became a champion in 2017. He suffered his first career defeat in 2023 when he faced O'Shaquie Foster for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship.

Nick Ball Preview

Nick Ball is a 27-year-old undefeated boxer from Great Britain and enters this contest with a record of 19-0-0. He has 11 victories by knockout. Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Nick Ball captivated the crowd with his extraordinary talent and charm at an early age.

Nick's path to the spotlight began with his humble childhood. He grew up in a warm and supportive family environment. The influence of his parents, who are passionate theater lovers, instilled in him a love for the arts from an early age. Nick grew up in an environment that valued his creativity and encouraged him to pursue a career in acting.

His educational career was marked by notable achievements, including outstanding grades and awards in theater and performing arts. During his formative years, he actively participated in school productions and honed his boxing skills.

He made his professional debut in 2017 and quickly proved that he is on a different level from the local competition. Obviously, Nick had few serious opponents on his path to the title. In May 2023, he faced Lodumo Lamati and abused him for twelve rounds. Lamati's corner threw the towel in the 12th round and the fighter was literally rushed to the hospital. Ball's last fight was against Isaac Dogboe in November 2023, when he won via Unanimous Decision.

Ray Vargas vs Nick Ball Prediction: Vargas Is Still Championship-Worthy

After analyzing the capabilities and past achievements of both fighters, it becomes clear that the fight will be tense and unpredictable. Vargas, with his wealth of experience and superior strength, will have an advantage. He is also superior to his opponent in terms of anthropometric data. He is 12 centimeters taller than the Englishman.

However, Ball's desire to win knows no bounds. Both fighters have powerful striking techniques and outstanding boxing skills, which makes the outcome of the fight difficult to predict.

Nevertheless, we have to pick the champion for our Vargas vs Ball prediction. Despite his recent fights ending in a decision, Vargas has shown he can handle the pressure and use his experience to win in key moments. Ball, on the other hand, is an unpredictable opponent with the potential to surprise, but facing a fighter of Vargas' caliber will be a major test for him.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.