Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Conor Benn Pumped To Return on Crolla vs. Burns Card

Conor Benn will box for the ninth time in the paid ranks on the undercard of the all-British Lightweight clash between Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on Sky Sports.

Benn moved to 8-0 in impressive fashion a fortnight ago, lighting up his first ever appearance at York Hall with a fierce second round KO over previously unbeaten Kane Baker – a sixth win inside the distance for the son of British legend Nigel.

The 20 year old heads to Manchester for the third time in his pro career and ‘The Destroyer’ says he loves boxing all over Britain as he looks to build his fan-base.

boxing

“When British fans back you, they really get behind you,” said Benn. “This is the time to be in boxing.

“Fighting at York Hall was brilliant. I was really nervous because I know the history of the place but the love I got from the crowd was brilliant and it's a special place.

“He had some dirty tactics and tried to rough me up but that's good for me at this early stage in my career, it's all part of the learning curve. He had a full camp for the fight and I stopped him so I think that's a good statement. I took my time in the first round and got rid of him in the second.”

Benn takes his place on a huge night of action in Manchester, topped by his gym-mate Burns taking on hometown hero Crolla.

Sam Eggington defends his European Welterweight title for the first time against mandatory challenger Mohamed Mimoune, and there’s another maiden defence as Robbie Barrett puts the British Lightweight title on the line against Lewis Ritson the continued rise in the paid ranks of Team GB Rio Olympian Josh Kelly. Benn replaces Joshua Buatsi on the bill after the Olympic Bronze medal man suffered a minor hand injury in his last bout.

Tickets are on general sale tickets priced at £40, £60, £80, £100 and £150 available from www.manchesterarena.com or by calling 0844 847 8000. VIP tickets are exclusively available through www.matchroomboxing.com priced at £250.

Tags: Conor Benn image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 09-20-2017

How does this bum get a piece published on boxingscene?!!! ranked 263 on boxrec!!! and you cant decide what weight class you fighting in?!!! why you coming in 141-142-143-144?! I don't give a sh*t if Nigel is your daddy! you…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines DiBella: If Spence Dominates Peterson, There With Crawford, Loma Frampton: Warren Wants Donaire Fight To Be a WBO Eliminator Cheeseman: Carson Jones Getting Older, I'll Stop Him Late Knockout CP Freshmart vs. Landero in WBA Title Clash, March 6 Hearn: Joshua-Povetkin Happens in UK, We Won't Go To Russia Arum: Pacquiao, Crawford-Horn Double Would Be ESPN PPV Joshua Promoter: We Want Wilder By Year's End - Even in U.S. Evander Holyfield Enters The World of Cryptocurrency The Road to Keith Thurman-Errol Spence Begins (! Or ?) Angulo Very Angry With Chavez Jr. For Delaying Their Fight Jorge Linares Very Willing To Face Lomachenko or Garcia Next Arum Reacts To The Chatter of a Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko Bout Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn Heading To MSG on April 14? Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Training in Beast Mode For Ahmed Lomachenko's Manager: Pacquiao is Old, No Gain in Beating Him Photos: Lamont Peterson, Robert Easter, Browne Workouts David Kaminsky, 17-Year-Old Israeli Prospect, Joins Top Rank Photos: Errol Spence Looking Very Sharp During Workout Lamont Peterson Feels He's in 'Perfect Place' For Spence Clash Miguel Berchelt Holds Presser, Still Unsure of Next Opponent Lipinets Trained With One Hand, 'Begged' to Stay in Garcia Fight Parker's Promoter: Joshua's 'More Than Human' Talk is Just Silly Brook-Rabchenko: Kid Galahad, Appleyard vs. Shafiq Added Frampton: I May Need Career Best Performance To Beat Donaire Lipinets Suffers Hand Injury, Fight Against Garcia Postponed Photos: Carl Frampton, Nonito Donaire - Go Face To Face Anthony Mundine Places Full Focus on Jeff Horn After Big KO Win David Price Agrees to Fight Povetkin on Joshua-Parker Undercard Easter: I Must Fight Tall; I Made the Shafikov Fight Too Hard Bivol: Barrera Made a Mistake Choosing to Fight Me, Not Kovalev Spence: Crawford Needs To Worry About Beating Horn Before Me Joshua: It'll Take More Than a Human to Stop Me From Destiny Trainer: Parker Knows His Place in History at Stake With Joshua Dubois Ready To Rise: I Want To Get To The Top of The Division! Joshua Embraces Idea of Tyson Fury Walking Parker To The Ring Pacquiao Says He is Targeting a Lomachenko Showdown Anthony Joshua Nominated For Laureus World Sports Award Marcus Browne: I'm Settled and Coming into My Own Sanchez: Canelo Knew if He Stopped - Golovkin Would KO Him! Jeff Horn Shakes Head at Mundine's "White Boy" Comments
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement