Saturday 19th October, Steve Woods of VIP Promotions put on a wonderful show at Ellesmere Port’s Sports Village in England, near Liverpool. The bill featured local Mason Cartwright against Danny Ball in the main event for the WBC International Welterweight Silver vacant crown. This turned out to be a bout that had the crowd roaring from the opening bell. There was no feeling out of jabs or range finders with these boys, every punch they threw was aimed to separate the other from their senses. Cartwright went straight on the attack behind his jab against Ball. Both fighters engaged in firing in head and body shots in a thrilling stuff and even in the first round it was wondered how long this would be able to last such was the tempo. Not only was the pace fast , but the punches were sinking into the body of both boys. This was not a bout for the faint hearted. Then in the third round it happened. A tremendous exchange took place in mid ring with Danny Ball landing a great combination to head and body to force the referee make a timely stoppage. It was 55 seconds to the end of round three.
KINGSWINFORD’S Danny Ball did upset the odds to be crowned the new WBC International Welterweight Silver champion. The 23-year-old travelled to Mason Cartwright’s backyard and put on a career-best performance to blow his opponent away inside three rounds.
Cartwright, in his hometown of Ellesmere Port and backed by a raucous crowd, started brightly. He caught Ball with virtually the final blow of the opening round and enjoyed some success in the second round too. However, Ball began to find his rhythm and his stiff jab continually worked on a cut that had appeared above Cartwright’s eye. Ball poured forward and, in the third, wobbled Cartwright and went in for the kill. Referee Mark Lyson rightly stepped in to wave it off and award Ball the win he richly deserved. “I’m over the moon,” explained the BCB managed and Richie Ghent trained fighter. “To get the stoppage away from home; it’s a big thing.
“Mason was tough. He could dig a bit too so I had to be wary of him but I was able to catch him with the shots we had worked on. I could see they were hurting him. “I saw the cut so worked that with the jab and then hurt him with hooks to the head. I caught up and saw him wobble so I just went in to finish the job. “It’s a massive win for me and takes me to the next level. I’m only 23 and have only been a pro for two years. There’s plenty more to come from me.”
Danny BALL (UK) 9 wins one draw (4 inside) – aged 23 – WTKO3 to be crowned the new WBC International Welterweight Silver champion.
Ellesmere Port (Sports Village) near Liverpool – Saturday 19th October 2019 by Stephen Wood (VIP Promotions UK) –
Former WBC International SILVER champions in this division
Michael McKinson (UK
Shayne SINGLETON UK
Sam Eggington UK
Patrick Allotey Ghana
Victor ‘Lupo’ Puiu Romania-Canada
Ahmed Kotiev Russia * Interim