Rey Vargas will face Nick Ball on Friday 8th March 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

This contest is for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's and Francis Ngannou's clash. Also, on the undercard will be Israil Madrimov and Magomed Kurbanov's fight for the WBA World Super Welterweight belt, Zhilei Zhang and Joseph Parker's fight for the WBO Interim World Heavyweight title, Mark Chamberlain's and Gavin Gwynne's contest and Justis Huni and Kevin Lerena's bout.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball.

Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball

When is Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball?

Date: Friday, March 8.
Time: At 10:00 AM ET

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 5:00 PM UTC at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is 12:00 PM EST or 9:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 PM GMT in the UK.

What has been said?

Rey Vargas steps into the ring with a record of 36 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 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 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Vargas has a slight advantage in power over Ball, with a 61% knock out percentage over Ball's 58%.

Rey Vargas is the older man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Vargas has a height advantage of 3 inches over Ball. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Both Rey Vargas & Nick Ball fight out of an orthodox stance.

Vargas is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Ball, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 144 more professional rounds, 234 to Ball's 90.

Rey Vargas goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at featherweight.

Nick Ball is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 126 lb division.



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