Raymond Ford puts his WBA featherweight title on the line when he fights Nick Ball this weekend.

The pair are fighting on the Queensberry vs. Matchroom card, with Ford representing Eddie Hearn, and Nick Ball competing for Frank Warren.

The show goes ahead on Saturday, June 1, live on DAZN.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Ford vs. Ball .


When is Ford vs. Ball?

  • Date : Saturday, June 1
  • Time : 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET 
  • The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM UTC at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is 3:30 PM EST or 12:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:30 PM BST in the UK.

    What has been said?

    Raymond Ford steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero losses, and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

    Nick Ball will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 11 of those by knockout.

    The stats suggest Ball has a slight advantage in power over Ford, with a 58% knockout percentage compared to Ford's 53%.

    Raymond Ford is the younger man by 2 years, at 25 years old.

    Ford has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ball. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

    Raymond Ford fights out of the southpaw stance, while Nick Ball is an orthodox fighter.

    Ford is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 1 year and 10 months later than Ball, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 1 fewer professional rounds, totaling 101 compared to Ball's 102.

    Raymond Ford goes into the fight ranked number 7 by The Ring at featherweight.

    Nick Ball is currently ranked number 4 by The Ring in the 126 lb division.



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