GREENOCK boxer Sam Ball is fighting fit and raring to go ahead of his big Hydro bout in Glasgow tonight. 

The 20-year-old is in action at the 13,000-capacity arena against Englishman George Hennon, 21, from Kent.

The pair will do battle on the undercard of the Ricky Burns v Michele Di Rocco main event as the Coatbridge boxer attempts to make history and become Scotland’s first three-weight world champion as he bids for the vacant WBA super-lightweight title.

For Greenock ABC boxer Ball, it’s a clash of the undefeated as he defends his 5-0 professional tally against Hennon who has three wins without reply under his belt.

He also has 100 amateur fights to his name and the local lad is unfazed by the prospect of putting his perfect record on the line.

Ball told the Tele: “I’ve had 96 amateur fights — you get used to it.

“Sometimes pressure is what drives you on.

“My preparations have been excellent for it. I feel great.”

The pair will go toe-to-toe over six three-minute rounds and Ball hopes to put on a performance in front of a huge audience at the SSE Hydro — and those potentially more watching live on Sky Sports.

He said: “There could be 12,000 there depending on when I’m on the show.

“I could end up boxing in front of a big crowd and hopefully I get a TV slot.

“I’m just looking forward to getting in there and putting on a good performance in front of a big crowd, hopefully.

“The Sky team — the likes of Carl Froch, Spencer Oliver, Johnny Nelson, Glenn McCrory and Darren Barker — will be there and you want to show them who you are and what you’re about.

"Darren and Spencer were at the St Andrew’s fight and gave me tips. It was good to get advice from former British and European champions and to take that on board.”

Ball would like to thank his sponsors Gianni’s chip shop, Carpetrite, JBJ Plastering & Roofing and Commando X Fit, Hillington.

Anyone who would like to sponsor the Greenock boxer, or for ticket information, phone 07943 114457.