The skillful New Yorker had been in the ring with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence, and he was expected to provide Benn with a stern test, but Benn made a mockery of those opinions with a brilliant display that solidified his credentials at 147lbs. Benn made his intentions clear from the first bell with an aggressive approach that immediately put Algieri on the back foot. A left hook floored Algieri in the second round, and although the 37-year-old complained about the count, he could have no issues with the finish that came two rounds later.
Loitering on the ropes, Algieri was plotting a counter, but a well-timed 1-2 from Benn ended any ambition that Algieri had left. A stunning performance was capped off with an even better finish. Benn is now ready to test himself against more prominent names in 2022, as he mentioned Amir Khan, Kell Brook, and Adrien Broner as potential opponents.
On the undercard, Katie Taylor prepared for a possible megafight against Amanda Serrano next year with a hard-fought win over Firuza Sharipova. Taylor was pushed hard early in the fight, but after working the Kazakh out by the halfway point, the Irish superstar was able to take over and win convincingly on the scorecards.
Katie Taylor was in a serious fight against Firuza Sharipova, but the Irish superstar did enough to keep her world titles and remain the undisputed women's lightweight champion. Sharipova pushed the action in the early stages, but once Taylor figured her out, she began to gain momentum and take over the action. Taylor was the worthy winner at the end of ten scrappy rounds. Could we get Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano next?
Robbie Davies Jr. needed less than two rounds to stop Hank Lundy as he captured the WBA Continental belt at 140lbs. The veteran American was expected to test Davies, but from the first bell, it was clear that the Philadelphia man wasn't going to last long. After hurting Lundy in the first, Davies continued the attacks in round two, with Lundy falling out of the ring. Unfortunately, the American could not continue leading Davies to celebrate wildly with Shane Mcguigan.
After a one-round win over Joshuah Hernandez earlier this year, Joe Cordina was forced to go ten rounds against Miko Khatchatryan. However, the Welshman controlled the bout from the start by combining his skills with aggression. Cordina has his eyes fixed on a world title in 2022, and this fight should serve him well as he won 100-90 and 98-92 x 2 on the scorecards to win the WBA Continental super-featherweight belt.
Peter McGrail wasted no time with Engel Gomez as he scored the first stoppage of his pro career. McGrail fought with admirable confidence and after working out his opponent in the first round, he exploded into life in the next session. A brilliant straight left hand found the exposed target of Gomez, and the referee was quick to stop Gomez from taking more punishment to the stricken Nicaraguan.
Caoihmin Agyarko was aggressive from the first bell against Noe Larios, and his relentlessness was rewarded in the fight's penultimate round. Larios absorbed a lot of punishment from the Belfast man, and it appeared that he would hear the final bell. But a heavy attack from Agyarko in round nine was enough to force the third man to rescue the man from San Diego. Nevertheless, Agyarko should be satisfied with his night's work.