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Liverpool featherweight Nick Ball (18-0, 11KOs) is set to headline against former super-bantamweight world champion Isaac Dogboe (24-3, 15KOs) in Manchester on November 18th.
Both top a stacked event, dubbed the ‘Magnificent Seven’, in a final eliminator for the WBC featherweight title currently held by America’s O’Shaquie Foster.
The undercard also features a host of title bouts in one of the standout domestic cards the sport has seen so far in 2023.
World title shot beckons for the winner
Ball announced himself with a sixth-round stoppage of Isaac Lowe on the undercard of Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte in April 2022.
The Liverpudlian has showed no signs of slowing down since, securing three consecutive victories inside the distance as he continued to climb the featherweight rankings.
Success against Dogboe guarantees a shot at current WBC champion Foster while the Ghanaian hopes to secure a second featherweight title bout following his unanimous decision defeat to WBO champion Robeisy Ramirez in April.
Bentley and Heaney collide on stacked undercard
After making the first defence of his British middleweight title in April, Denzel Bentley (18-2-1, 15KOs) returns to take on Stoke’s popular Nathan Heaney (17-0, 6KOs) further down the card.
The former claimed and defended his British belt either side of a courageous unanimous decision defeat to WBO world champion Janibek Alimkhanuly at the end of last year.
A domestic clash with Hamzah Sheeraz has been mooted for the Londoner but Bentley must first overcome the undefeated Heaney who steps in for his first title challenge as a pro.
Telford’s European super-bantamweight champion Liam Davies (14-0, 6KOs) also seeks his second defence against Italy’s Vincenzo La Femina (13-0, 7KOs), while former champion Hannah Rankin (13-6, 3KOs) faces Slovenia’s Ema Kozin (23-1-1, 12KOs) for the vacant WBC super-welterweight title.
Nottingham’s British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Ekow Essuman (19-0, 7KOs) steps in against Harry Scarff (12-2, 3KOs) in an intense Nottingham-Derby rivalry while two super-featherweight contests conclude the bill.
Scotland’s British and Commonwealth champion Nathaniel Collins (13-0, 7KOs) defends against Manchester’s Zak Miller (13-0, 3KOs) while Belfast’s Anthony Cacace (21-1, 7KOs) faces Southampton’s undefeated Ryan Garner (14-0, 8KOs).