THE WBC SILVER featherweight champion Nick Ball will make his second championship defense when he headlines the next Queensberry Prospect Show series at York Hall on Friday, November 11, against the unbeaten Rafael Pedroza.
Big-hitting future heavyweight star David Adeleye will also fight on the card in his tenth professional bout. At the same time, the show will also feature promising light heavyweight star Willy Hutchinson in WBO championship action and new Queensberry addition, Northampton super welterweight Carl Fail.
Nick Ball vs. Rafael Pedroza Start Time and Live Stream:
- Date and Time: Friday 11 November at 03:00 PM ET
- Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
Live Stream: Ball vs. Pedroza Live (it’s free)
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Ball (16-0, 9 KOs) established himself as a legitimate contender when he decimated the far more experienced Isaac Lowe to earn his WBC title on the Fury-Whyte undercard at Wembley Stadium in April.
The 25-year-old Paul Stevenson-trained fighter went on to defeat ranked Nathanael Kakololo at the Copper Box in July and is now preparing for a world title push.
Pedroza (13-0, 11) of Panama has earned his opportunity at WBC gold with 13 straight wins since becoming professional in 2017 and 11 stoppages. The 26-year-old earned the WBA Fedebol super bantamweight title in 2020 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. His most recent fight was in April when he defeated the 13-0 Hector Andres Sosa over 10 rounds.
Adeleye (9-0, 8) will fight in six rounds and was last seen at Wembley Stadium in April when he stopped Chris Healey in the fourth round. The 25-year-old will compete against Mexican Elvis Garcia (9-3, 7).
Hutchinson (14-1, 10) returns to action after a victorious comeback over Karel Horejsek in Telford in June. The 24-year-old will face Italy’s Luca Spadaccini (8-4-3, 4) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title.
Carl Fail (6-0, 2) of Team GB had 87 amateur fights. It competed in numerous international tournaments, including two European Championship silver medals (one at U22), becoming the 2016 ABA welterweight champion, and making two appearances in the World Series of Boxing, winning one and losing one against France and Kazakhstan, respectively (the Kazakh opponent being the No.1 in the world, Aslanbek Shymbergenov).
Former great amateur Charles Frankham (6-0, 2) fights over six rounds at super featherweight against Jordan Ellison (13-43-3, 1), and featherweight Umar Khan fights for the first time over six rounds. In four-round contests, cruiserweight Aloys Jnr Youmbi (1-1, 1) and welterweight Sean Noakes (2-0, 1) round out the card.
“This is yet another priceless opportunity for our young fighters to shine and advance their careers in front of the BT Sport cameras,” promoter Frank Warren stated. “These events are designed specifically for prospects to make themselves known, and it is critical that they seize the opportunity.”
“Nick Ball is certainly well past the prospect label, but here is his chance to experience atop the bill against a fellow unbeaten opponent who is come to win and improve his WBC rating.” I’m looking forward to what Nick has for me, and I’m sure he’ll keep me entertained along the road.
“With heavyweights being the buzz of the town right now, David Adeleye has the chance to remind everyone that he will play a key part in the division’s future when he fights for the tenth time as a pro.” Willy Hutchinson will also be reminding everyone that he will swiftly become a significant player at light heavyweight when he competes for his first title at the weight. A victory will put him right back in the mix.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Charles Frankham back in action because he’s making major gains fight each fight, with fighters like Umar Khan, Aloys Jr, and Sean Noakes.”
“I’d also want to welcome Carl Fail and his brother Ben, two top-notch super welterweight prospects, to the Queensberry ranks.” Carl will make his debut for us at York Hall.”