Conor Benn was expected to receive a significant test from Samuel Vargas, but instead made a mockery of many pre-fight predictions.
Conor Benn took a massive step towards the world's leading welterweights with an emphatic first round stoppage over Samuel Vargas. The Canadian had earned a reputation in the sport for providing the next generation with well needed rounds but his experience and toughness was no match for Benn’s relentless style.
Benn started the fight in quick fashion as he looked to hurt Vargas with every shot and his industry was rewarded within seconds. After hurting Vargas, Benn refused to let his man off the hook as he followed up with a barrage of punches that forced a sensible intervention.
In his post-fight interview, Benn’s name was linked to a number of high-profile fights in boxing’s talent-laden 147lbs division but he made no secret that it’s a fight with Amir Khan that he wants next.
You can read fight-by-fight highlights of the card below.
A fast start from Conor Benn saw him hurt Samuel Vargas with his first meaningful attack. The assaults continued and the referee had no choice but to step in. An outstanding result that will make the welterweight division take notice.
Savannah Marshall wasted no time in defending her world title for the first time. On top from the first bell, Marshall dropped the Swede in round two before stopping her opponent in the following round.
Up next it's Savannah Marshall defending her world title against the vastly experienced Maria Lindberg
After 10 hard fought rounds, Shannon Courtenay, who hurt Ebanie Bridges on several occassions, has to settle for a points win in a gruelling encounter that saw both fighters give everything. Scores were 97-94, 98-92, and 98-92.
It's a succesful start for Nick Campbell who uses a wide variety of attacks to stop Petr Frohlich halfway through round number two. There'll be harder tests to come for Campbell but the start of his professional journey is one to remember.