Rachel Ball’s Fairytale Story Continues
10 x 2 mins vacant Interim WBC Super-Bantamweight World Title
RACHEL BALL UD10 (99-91 x 2, 99-92) v JORGELINA GUANINI
(Aldridge, England) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Rachel Ball’s fairytale story continued as she sealed a unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Jorgelina Guanini to secure the vacant Interim WBC Super-Bantamweight World Title.
Ball was denied a shot at the WBA Bantamweight belt when replacement opponent Guanini could not make the weight limit earlier this week, but she still completed a career-best win with scores of 99-91, 99-91 and 99-92.
“I’m so grateful to Matchroom and BCB for continuing to support my journey,” said Ball. “I felt confident that it was mine. I was landing my shots pretty well. She was running around the ring and I feel like I used my distance a lot better.
“Everything happens for a reason and perhaps she was what I needed at this time. Fair play to her, it was a really good fight. I’m glad I used my assets a bit more in this fight. When I had the opportunity I did go forwards. I went to the body a bit more which I’m pleased about.
“Look how far Terri has gone and look how far Katie has gone. I’d love to be able to be as successful as them. That would be amazing. It’s all good experience. I hope we inspire some girls out there to try boxing and do something different.”
Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing