Welterweight contender Conor Benn is confident that he can put veteran Samuel Vargas to sleep - even in the very first round.

Their contest will headline a card scheduled to take place on April 10th, and broadcast by DAZN and Sky Sports.

In his most recent fight, Benn dominated the action against former IBO champion Sebastian Formella.

Benn is hoping that Vargas comes to the ring with more of a fighting spirit than Formella.

But he cautions that Vargas will be place himself in a lot of danger if he attempts to exchange punches at close range.

"[Formella] covered up a bit, there wasn't much to hit, so he got a beating for 10 rounds," Benn told Sky Sports.

"I haven't got to knock them out to win anymore because I'm a good boxer who can bang and punch. I can go 10 rounds and flick through the gears. So if [Vargas] wants to meet in the middle, we can go at it. If he wants to move, I will hunt him down. I can beat him on points by giving him a beating for the 10 rounds. If it doesn't go 10 or 12, I will knock him out early. I wouldn't be surprised if I knock him out in one round."

Vargas has a big edge in experience with past fights against Errol Spence, Vergil Ortiz, Amir Khan and Danny Garcia.

He's the most experienced opponent the young Benn has ever faced in his career.

"I've got a lively opponent who will come for it," Benn said. "I have to level up again.

"It's a massive challenge. Talk about fringe world level opponents? He is that guy. He leaves it all in the ring, he leaves it all on the line.

"He's been in with Errol Spence Jr, Danny Garcia, Vergil Ortiz Jr, Amir Khan - the best of our generation. He wants to meet in the middle? We'll meet in the middle. Formella was a step up - he had been in with Shawn Porter, who is a great fighter and one of the best of our time. Vargas is another step up - there's no trick he hasn't seen. But, boy, he's in for a fight. Stylistically this is for the fans - he won't take a backwards step, I won't take a backwards step. I'll give it to him. He talks about experience but what happened to Formella and Jussi Koivula? No, mate."