Eddie Hearn has warned that Conor Benn’s fight against Samuel Vargas is his toughest yet.
However the promoter believes that it could be a fight that elevates the British fighter to the next level.
Speaking to DAZN’s Ak & Barak Show, Hearn said: “This is the perfect fight for Conor Benn, because it’s all very well talking about moving up the rankings and becoming a world class welterweight, but these are the fights that are going to put you in that position.
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“If he breezes through Vargas, he’s ready for that next step. I don't think he will. I think this will be a war, it will be a tough fight. He’s going to learn a lot.
“He’s at a level now we weren’t sure he was going to reach. It’s all about the victory. The victory is the only thing that matters.”
Hearn believes that 31-year-old Canadian-Colombian Vargas may believe that he can pull off an upset given 24-year-old Benn’s relative lack of experience.
“Conor is never in a bad fight, and Vargas is always trying to win, always in there trying to fight,” he said.
“I think a lot of people feel that Conor Benn is hype. I think Vargas and his team took that fight thinking that’s not Vergil Ortiz, that’s not Amir Khan - that’s a fight we can win and put us in a great position.”Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas will be shown on DAZN in over 200 countries, excluding the UK. Check to see if you can watch on DAZN in your country.