Conor Benn gets back into the ring for the third time this year when he takes on American Chris Algieri at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday evening.
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Conor Benn v Chris Algieri Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions
It’s safe to say that Conor Benn is proud of his family heritage, but he is clearly his own man and wants to make his own name for himself.
When you follow in the footsteps of someone like Nigel Benn, then comparisons are obviously going to be made. Conor loves his father and is proud of his accomplishments, but he knows he will never get out of his dad’s shadow until he wins world titles.
The 25-year-old is undefeated as a professional with 19 wins. He has won 12 of those 19 fights courtesy of knockout with seven more coming by decision. This is the third time that Benn will have fought in 2021.
He scored a first-round stoppage win over Samuel Vargas back in April, before taking a points victory over Adrian Granados in September.
We all thought that the Vargas fight would have been his toughest to date, but he sparked the Colombian out inside 80 seconds as he rocked him with a number of right-left combinations before ending the contest with a fierce uppercut.
It is obvious that Benn has talent, and he is not rushing into the huge fights. He knows a world title fight is on the horizon, but he wants to be 100% ready for that challenge.
He goes up against American Chris Algieri who has 23 wins and three losses on his record. Algieri has won his last four fights.
His last defeat was back in April 2016 when he was stopped in the fifth round by Errol Spence Jr. Since then, he has beaten Angel Hernandez, Danny Gonzalez, Tommy Coyle and Mikkel LesPierre.
The fight against LesPierre came 26 months after his victory over Coyle. He was not as quick as he used to be, but he got his arm raised after 10 rounds. Algieri has been in the ring with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan – taking them both the distance.
I am not comparing Benn to Pacquiao, but I cannot see the American going the distance with Benn. The Englishman looks more focused than ever, and he knows he will need to put in a big display if the big title fights are soon to follow.
I am backing Benn to control the pace of the contest and get the American out of there in the eighth round to take his record to 20-0.
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Conor Benn v Chris Algieri Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions: Fighter’s Predictions
Conor Benn: “All the fights have been a big step up on paper. Of course, he’s a former world champion and he’s going to bring something different but if I’m going to be reaching the levels I believe I should be able to beat people like Chris Algieri no problem. His biggest strength is probably his boxing brain, his ringcraft, his experience, he’s just an all-round complete fighter and a seasoned pro. I continue to work hard and trust the process. I think it’s just who I am, the way I conduct myself and the transparency I have. What you see is what you get and what I say is what I mean. I don’t sugar-coat anything and I say it how it is in and outside of boxing, being genuine is so key. It can go one of two ways, it could be a boxing masterclass or I can go in there and try to take him out. We will see what Conor Benn turns up on the night. Most definitely I can either outbox or outfight him, I’ve worked too hard to not be confident.”
Chris Algieri: “I don’t take fights that I don’t think I’m going to win. This is a big leap [for Benn]. They’re banking on me being too old and too small and, honestly, I’m neither, so there’s a big miscalculation on their end. I’m a volume puncher, I’m a boxer, I’m a mover. And that’s one thing – people know me as a boxer, but my fights are exciting. I’m not afraid to scrap and fight in the trenches when I need to, and I think there’s going to be quite a bit of that. You’ve got to earn respect and you’ve got to fight. And as I said, it’s going to be at the back of my mind that I need to secure rounds and do damage.”
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