BCB Promotions have announced the signing of Kelcie ‘The Cannon’ Ball.
The Tamworth based boxer has penned a management deal as he looks to get back in title contention under his new promotional outfit but the 27 year-old will continue to train with Shaun Cogan at Smoking Joe’s Gym, Digbeth.
Ball suffered his one and only loss last time out as he slipped to defeat against Ryan Kelly for the Midlands Area Title back in September 2018. Since then ‘The Cannon’ has taken some time out of the sport to reflect and now has his sights set on making waves once again.
“I’m looking forward to a change for myself and my fans,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “I enjoyed my time working with Jon Pegg and Tommy Owens; they were good time me but a change can be refreshing for all.
“BCB have been making moves in an upward direction for the last couple years and it’s been on my mind for quite some time about joining the team.
“After big signings like Tommy Langford and Frankie Gavin, along with the great titles that the BCB have delivered for their fighters; it makes sense for me to come on board now as that is what I want. I want opportunities to fight for titles again.”
That first career defeat was a bitter blow for Ball, who has racked up nine wins since turning professional in 2015. It was a battle of two undefeated fighters from the same stable but, as disappointing as defeat was, Ball believes it has given his a new found perspective and hunger.
“Taking my first loss was a huge deal to me; especially how it happened.” he added. “I’ve taken some time out and have just been enjoying my life with friends and family.
“In many ways, the loss has helped me. I’ve got a great hunger back for the game. I let the whole show and occasion get the better of me, the last week of the camp for the Kelly fight was the worst days of my life. Making no excuses what so ever he was the better man on the night but the weight just killed me and I got it all wrong.
“I may make my return at middleweight but if something comes up at super welterweight I’m not ruling that either. I just want to enjoy my boxing again. It’s a new start for me.
“The key for me now is to get back in there, blow the cobwebs off and get my head down. I’m not looking after an unbeaten record any more so that may be the best thing that ever happened to me. It takes all the pressure away and I will just be going out there to do my best on the night against whatever fighter is in front of.
“I’m in boxing to be successful and to give the fans a good show. I’ll be back out in May so watch this space. Ball is back.”