‘Mini Mike Tyson’ overcomes massive size disadvantage to score two knockdowns, but fight ends with controversial decision

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Nick Ball lived up to his nickname to score two knockdowns, but it wasn’t enough to earn him a world title at ‘Knockout Chaos’

The 5ft 2ins Liverpudlian, who has been dubbed ‘Mini Mike Tyson’ during his rise through the ranks, thought he’d done enough to beat WBC featherweight champion Rey Vargas in Saudi Arabia on Friday night.

Ball dominated the second half of the fight after a slow start

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Ball dominated the second half of the fight after a slow startCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Ultimately, Ball walked away from the fight empty handed after the ringside judges score the bout a split draw – a result that was booed by those inside the Kingdom Arena.

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