Conor Benn returns to the ring for the first time since November this weekend, as he defends his WBA Continental (Europe) welterweight title. It already looks set to be the biggest test of the Brit’s professional career to this point, and Amir Khan has already revealed that Benn should expect a challenge unlike anything that he has experienced before.
Khan knows first-hand the ability of the Colombian boxer, as he beat Samuel Vargas back in September 2018. However, Benn looks ready for the step up after seeing off all the opponents that have been put in front of him up to this point in his career.
Boxing News: Benn Protecting Perfect Record
Benn has constantly been in the boxing limelight from an early age, as his father was also one of the most talented boxers during his career. However, the Brit has gone strength to strength throughout his career so far, and has looked unfazed with every challenge that has been put in front of him. Benn has won all 17 previous fights that he has been involved in, while he has won eleven of these knockout. Six victories have come by decision, which includes his most recent title defence.
On that occasion, Benn was able to outbox Sebastian Formella to claim the unanimous decision victory in London. The win ensured that he kept hold of the WBA Continental (Europe) title that he will be defending once again this weekend. Benn’s last knockout success came in October 2019, as he stopped Stephane Jamoye in the fourth round of their contest.
Boxing News: Big Step Up In Opponent
This will be the biggest test of Benn’s career so far though, as he will be coming up against an opponent with a wealth of experience. Vargas has been in the ring with some of the very best during his career, but his record does illustrate that he isn’t unbeatable. He has been beaten six times in 39 professional fights, while he has been held to two draws.
Vargas was beaten in his last fight, which took place in July last year. He was beaten by TKO in the seventh round by Vergil Ortiz Jr, which saw the American regain his WBA Gold welterweight title. Errol Spence Jr and Danny Garcia are the only other two fighters that have finished Vargas inside the distance, and that is the company that Benn will be looking to join this weekend.