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Conor Benn Drops, Stops Nathan Clarke On Crolla-Burns Card

By Elliot Foster

Conor Benn produced a sensational display at Manchester Arena to remain undefeated.

‘The Destroyer’, 21, outclassed Nathan Clarke from Cheshire with an opening round stoppage, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The fight, which took place on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s must-win lightweight battle against Ricky Burns, lasted just two minutes and 16 seconds.

Benn displayed his blistering hand speed in the opening seconds as a searing combination caught Clarke, who is an amateur boxing coach by day at his gym in Winsford.

A booming right hand from Benn was the beginning of the end as Clarke toppled to the canvas, forcing referee Darren Sarginson to take up the mandatory count of eight.

To his credit, Clarke –– who had around five weeks’ notice for the fight –– battled on, but more big punches took their toll and Clarke, coupled with a cut and bruised right eye, was over again.

He rose on unsteady legs and Benn, sensing the quick finish, unloaded another barrage to signal the intervention of the referee.

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Lewis Ritson produced an emphatic stoppage win against Robbie Barrett to claim the British lightweight title.

The unbeaten Newcastle fighter dominated Barrett, 25, from the first bell and after dropping the Yorkshireman on four occasions at the Manchester Arena claimed the belt after the champion's corner threw in the towel.

Barrett came into the contest hoping to make the first defence of the coveted Lonsdale belt, having shocked Scott Cardle last time out, and although the southpaw proved tough and determined, Ritson was a class above.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lou Cipher on 10-08-2017

[QUOTE=springfiels;18120766]Everyone else assumes Lou Cipher is a massive c*nt for talking in the third person. Everyone else is correct.[/QUOTE] Lou Cipher does not accept the premise of your absurd, ignorant statements and underlying racist overtones. Lou Cipher is superior to…

Comment by springfiels on 10-08-2017

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;18120561]Lou Cipher assumes this is Nigel Benn's son? if so, is he between 160-175? If so we have a great grudge match with Eubank Jr on the horizon..[/QUOTE] Everyone else assumes Lou Cipher is a massive c*nt for talking…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 10-07-2017

Lou Cipher assumes this is Nigel Benn's son? if so, is he between 160-175? If so we have a great grudge match with Eubank Jr on the horizon..

Comment by Sincingship on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=redmish;18120139]Conor benn is improving rapidly. They shouldn't rush him because of his limited amateur career but all the signs are good. He's so relaxed now which is at odds with his first few fights and the power seems to be…

Comment by redmish on 10-07-2017

Conor benn is improving rapidly. They shouldn't rush him because of his limited amateur career but all the signs are good. He's so relaxed now which is at odds with his first few fights and the power seems to be…

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