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Conor Benn To Feature On Avanesyan-Kelly, March 28 In London

Conor Benn has hinted that he will be back in the ring next month.

The WBA Continental welterweight champion hasn’t fought since October.

Benn made the second defence of his bauble against Steve Jamoye at the O2 Arena in London, stopping him in the fourth round, as part of the supporting cast to Josh Taylor WBA Super, IBF and Ring Magazine world super-lightweight title win against Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series tournament final.

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And Boxing Scene understands ‘The Destroyer’ will be back at the same venue on March 28, exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN Stateside.

He is set to be confirmed on Thursday, at a London press conference, as an addition to the supporting cast to the long-awaited showdown between David Avanesyan and Josh Kelly.

Russia’s ‘Ava’, who is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire and trains with Carl Greaves while being managed by Neil Marsh, will defend his European welterweight title against former Commonwealth and WBA International champion Kelly, nicknamed ‘PBK’, in a fight that has been in the making for well over 12 months.

The pair had been set to meet back in December 2018 in Sheffield, as part of the supporting cast to Kell Brook’s win against Michael Zerafa, but Kelly withdrew on the morning of the fight through illness, much to the dismay of Avanesyan and his team.

But the Adam Booth-trained fighter has agreed to face Avanesyan on a card that had originally been set to feature a heavyweight clash between Dereck Chisora and former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk.

And Benn, who is trained by Tony Sims, will box on the card alongside Ellie Scotney, who has recently turned professional and will be managed by the aforementioned Booth.

Further additions to the card will be revealed in due course.

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Comment by Phill lynott on 02-11-2020

I'll tune in to watch Benn. Then turn off when that lazy UBBK (ugly boxing boy kelly) polutes my tv screen.

Comment by Madison boxing on 02-11-2020

He may end up stealing the show...

Comment by GlassJoey on 02-11-2020

Is Connor Benn going to call out the loser?

Comment by springfiels on 02-11-2020

LOL! Good news.. his beard transplant must've healed enough to take jabs to the whiskers

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