Conor Benn faces his toughest test yet when he takes on Samuel Vargas on April 10. Can The Destroyer extend his undefeated run to 18?
Conor Benn v Samuel Vargas Betting Tips & Predictions
Conor Benn has never shied away from the fact that he has a famous father, but he is determined to step away his dad’s shadow by becoming a world champion in his own right.
The 24-year-old is unbeaten with 17 successive wins, he has won 11 of them by knockout and the remaining six by decision. This will be the first time Benn will be fighting over 12 rounds, and if he can secure a stoppage against a very experienced Vargas, then people will start to look at him as a good fighter in his own right rather than the sone of a legend.
Vargas is no mug, he has been in the ring against the likes of Amir Khan, Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr – OK he might not have beaten any of them, but he went the full distance with Khan – and even put the British fighter on the canvas in the second – so he definitely has something about him.
Personally, I believe that Benn will end up a better fighter than Khan, and although Vargas will put up a stern test, I am backing Benn to be too good for the Colombian and this fight will not get to the judges.
Benn already has 11 knockouts under his belt, and I expect him to add number 12 on April 10. Benn admits he is still learning in the ring, but his punches to the body will be key in this one and I am backing him to get Vargas out of there in the sixth round.
Road To Conor Benn v Samuel Vargas
Conor Benn has his head firmly on his shoulders. He truly believes he will be a world champion in the future, but he is not willing to rush into it until he is 100% ready.
He is very happy in fighting every few months in order to gain as much experience as possible. This doesn’t mean he is not ambitious, he just wants to be at his absolute best when a world title fight finally comes around.
Vargas will offer him a stern test, but at the age of 31 he might not possess the problems to Benn that he would three or four years ago. He comes into this fight on the back of a seventh round TKO loss at the hands of Vergil Ortiz Jr as he failed in his quest to win the WBA Gold welterweight title.
Benn went the full 10 rounds in his last fight against Sebastian Formella as he won by unanimous decision, while his previous two fights before that one saw him claim knockout victories over Jussi Koivula and Stephane Jamoye respectively.
Conor Benn v Samuel Vargas: Fighter’s Predictions
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Conor Benn: “[Formella] covered up a bit, there wasn’t much to hit, so he got a beating for 10 rounds. I haven’t got to knock them out to win anymore because I’m a good boxer who can bang and punch. I can go 10 rounds and flick through the gears. So, if [Vargas] wants to meet in the middle, we can go at it. If he wants to move, I will hunt him down. I can beat him on points by giving him a beating for the 10 rounds. If it doesn’t go 10 or 12, I will knock him out early. I wouldn’t be surprised if I knock him out in one round. I’ve got a lively opponent who will come for it. I have to level up again. It’s a massive challenge. Talk about fringe world level opponents? He is that guy. He leaves it all in the ring, he leaves it all on the line. He’s been in with Errol Spence Jr, Danny Garcia, Vergil Ortiz Jr, Amir Khan – the best of our generation. “He wants to meet in the middle? We’ll meet in the middle. Formella was a step up – he had been in with Shawn Porter, who is a great fighter and one of the best of our time. Vargas is another step up – there’s no trick he hasn’t seen. But, boy, he’s in for a fight. Stylistically this is for the fans – he won’t take a backwards step, I won’t take a backwards step. I’ll give it to him.”
Samuel Vargas: “I’m excited to get back in the ring and test one of the guys they say is the future of the welterweight division, but I don’t think it’s his time yet. I’ve stood toe-to-toe with the best fighters in this division and I’ve never even touched the canvas. I know what it takes to be at the top level, and I want to prove that I can still be there.”