Ball vs. Dogboe – ESPN+, TNT Sports – Nov. 18 – 2 PM ET
Seven big title fights are set to light up the AO Arena in Manchester tonight live on ESPN+ and TNT Sports
No club football that day, so all you die-hard fans from places like London, Liverpool, and a few other cities can let loose, have a blast, and support your hometown fighters in Manchester. Sounds like a weekend plan, doesn’t it?
Nathan Heaney, Stoke’s pride and joy with an impressive 17-0 record, is taking on Denzel Bentley for the British Middleweight title. Oh, and they’re not just duking it out for that title, there’s also the WBA Continental championship on the table. !
Nick Ball, the WBC Silver champ, and Isaac Dogboe, a former world champion, will be throwing down in the co-headline fight. It’s a make-or-break for the WBC World Featherweight Championship.
On the ladies’ side, the WBC Super Welterweight Championship title is up for grabs. Hannah Rankin from Glasgow will fight Ema Kozin from Slovenia.
Then there’s Anthony Cacace and Ryan Garner, a clash of wits and fists. Experience meets young blood; it’s anyone’s game.
Liam Davies, a champ with a shine from his recent victory, is gearing up to defend his title against Vincenzo La Femina. They say age before beauty, but in the ring?
Our next spectacle features Ekow Essuman and Harry Scarff. It’s a Nottingham vs Derby welterweight showdown. Word on the street? If Codey Crowley doesn’t ink that paper tonight, Essuman’s going to be dancing with Scarff instead. Drama outside the ring?
Lastly, Nathaniel Collins will defend his British and Commonwealth titles against Manchester’s own Zak Miller. Local lad Miller is sure to have a lot of love in the AO Arena.
In the wise words of Ball, “Expect an almighty scrap against Dogboe.” He ain’t wrong. From the way things are shaping up, November 18th will be more than just fights; it’s an experience.
Starting off with “Royal Storm” Dogboe, now 29, who originally hailed from the streets of London but has his roots in Ghana. Dogboe made waves trying to clinch the featherweight world title against the legendary Cuban boxer, Robeisy Ramirez, this past April. But hey, let’s not forget his iconic triumph at super bantamweight, when he put Jessie Magdaleno on the map in 2018.
Then there’s our guy, “Battersea Banger” Bentley, aged 28. Now, this fella is no joke. He’s stepping into the ring for his third defense of the British middleweight title against Heaney. Remember when he made a quick work of Kieran Smith in just 45 seconds this April? Yep, that’s the one! But, life’s not always a win-win. His previous bout against Janibek Alimkhanuly last November? Let’s just say it didn’t end in fireworks for Bentley.
Switching gears to the ladies, Hannah Rankin is nothing short of a phenomenon. She’s stepping into her ninth world title fight, in only her 20th professional bout. How’s that for a stat? And she’s got Ema Kozin on her crosshairs, a name she’s been eyeing for a while now. The anticipation is real!
To add the cherry on top, Promoter Frank Warren had some words to share about the upcoming Manchester showdown: “Brace yourselves; this fight card is going to be off the charts. It’s reminiscent of the golden days, with evenly matched fights that’ll keep everyone at the edge of their seats, whether they’re in the AO Arena or chilling on their couch tuned into TNT Sports.”
He continued, “With so much talent packed into one night, heck, it’s hard to spotlight just one fight. Every bout is a main event in its own right.”
Weigh In Results
In the WBC featherweight eliminator, we’ve got Nick Ball and Isaac Dogboe, both ready to bring the heat. Nick Ball stepped onto the scales at 125 lbs (56.7 kg), just a smidge lighter than Isaac Dogboe, who weighed in at 125.2 lbs (56.79 kg).
Moving onto the middleweights, Denzel Bentley is looking sharp at 160 lbs (72.57 kg), facing off against Nathan Heaney, who’s not far behind at 159.4 lbs (72.3 kg).
In the super bantamweight division, Liam Davies weighed in at 121.1 lbs (54.93 kg), with Vincenzo La Femina just a hair heavier at 121.4 lbs (55.07 kg).
For the heavyweights, Solomon Dacres and Michael Webster are nearly identical in weight, with Dacres at 246.2 lbs (111.68 kg) and Webster just a touch heavier at 246.4 lbs (111.76 kg).
In the women’s light middleweight fight, Hannah Rankin hit the scales at 153.4 lbs (69.58 kg), while Ema Kozin was slightly heavier at 154.2 lbs (69.94 kg).
In another featherweight bout, Nathaniel Collins weighed in at 125.1 lbs (56.74 kg), just a bit lighter than Zak Miller at 125.6 lbs (56.97 kg).
And lastly, in the welterweight fight, Ekow Essuman weighed in at 146.3 lbs (66.36 kg), facing off against Harry Scarff, who weighed in at 145.6 lbs (66.04 kg)
FAQ: Nick Ball vs. Isaac Dogboe Fight
When is the Nick Ball vs. Isaac Dogboe fight?
- Date: Saturday, November 18
- Main Card Start Time: 6 p.m. UK / 1 p.m. ET
- Main Event Ringwalks (Approx): 10 p.m. UK / 5 p.m. ET
- Note: The main card begins at 6 p.m. UK, but the exact time for the main event may vary based on the undercard fights.
Where can I watch the Nick Ball vs. Isaac Dogboe fight?
- Broadcast Channels:
- In the UK: TNT Sports
- In the U.S.: ESPN+
- Streaming: Fans in the U.S. can stream the fight on ESPN+. For more information, visit ESPN+’s website.
Where is the fight taking place?
- Location: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
What are the records and bios of Nick Ball and Isaac Dogboe?
- Nick Ball:
- Nationality: British
- Date of Birth: February 28, 1997
- Height: 5′ 2″
- Reach: Not Available
- Total Fights: 18
- Record: 18-0 (11 KOs)
- Isaac Dogboe:
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Date of Birth: September 26, 1994
- Height: 5′ 2″
- Reach: 64″
- Total Fights: 27
- Record: 24-3 (16 KOs)