Danny Ball Pro Boxer
Danny Ball Pro Boxer
Danny Ball is a 21 year old super welterweight professional boxer from Kingstwinford West Midlands. Ball who fights out of an orthodox stance standing at 5 foot 11 and has a unbeaten professional record of 4 wins with 2 coming via way of stoppage.
Danny started boxing at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Rob Wright and won 9 out of 12 fights as an amateur.
Ball also had a impressive Unlicensed career winning 15 fights out of 15 fights, he also won 2 prizefighter championships.
I asked Danny who his favourite fighter is? The unbeaten fighter told me “My favourite fighter is Ricky Hatton, I loved how he was down to earth exciting and the backing he had, a true fighter”.
My next question was what made him take up the noble art? Ball informed me “I started out boxing when I was 11 to lose weight with Rob Wright, he saw something in me and I started boxing for him but never took it to seriously as I was young”. Danny continued “Now I am training back with Rob Wright who knows me so well and Rich Ghent who I can’t speak highly enough about. He knows this game inside out and his style of training is different all the time so it keeps it interesting".
"The reason why I started boxing is because it’s always been in the family, back when my granddad boxed in the war, my uncle Shaun Cooper was a great amateur captaining England and was underrated as a pro, he was really unlucky. My brother Jamie Ball who Shaun trained as a pro had to retire through injury and everyone says I’m the better boxer with the natural talent so I have a lot to live up to with high expectations”. My final question for the unbeaten fighter was how fair do you think you can go? Danny simple replied “All the way”.
I was privileged to see Danny's last fight on the BcB show Class of 2018 and have to say I was very impressed. He was boxing a very tricky and game opponent, he got the job done in a very hard fought fight. Danny done well as a amateur and was unbeaten as a unlicensed fighter which will put him in good stead in his pro career. He is 4 and 0 as a pro and from what I saw in his last fight he has the skill and the will to keep his unbeaten record and a positive attitude to move up the ranks. The Birmingham Boxing Column look forward to seeing where Ball's career goes next.