Conor Benn sends out major statement with stunning KO of Samuel Vargas

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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.



Conor Benn stuns Samuel Vargas in round one

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. 

It's almost time for Benn vs. Vargas

The biggest test of Conor Benn's career is moments away as he prepares to deter the threat of Canada's Samuel Vargas.

Marshall too good for Lindberg

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

Fight fans have already been treated to a classic from Shannon Courtenay and Ebanie Bridges. Can Savannah Marshall and Maria Lindberg provide even more action? We'll find out shortly. 

Shannon Courtenay crowned world champion following stunning battle with Ebanie Bridges

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 almost time for Courtenay vs. Bridges

It's world title action next with England taking on Australia as Shannon Courtenay battles Ebanie Bridges for the vacant WBA Female Bantamweight title. 

Dominant victory for Farooq who edges past brave Espinoza

Kash Farooq claims the WBC International Silver Bantamweight title with a narrow points verdict over a very game Alexander Espinoza. Scores were 97-93, 97-95, and 97-94.

Glasgow's Kash Farooq is in action next

Can Kash Farooq climb the rankings at bantamweight? He takes on Nicaragua's Alexander Espinoza for the WBC International Silver title.

Former rugby star Nick Campbell enjoys debut win with emphatic stoppage

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.


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