Conor Nigel Benn is a British professional boxer who has held WBA Continental welterweight title since 2018. here’s conor benn vs eubank jr.
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Benn has been trained by Tony Sims since his professional debut, with his father, Nigel, having known and sparred with Tony since both of their respective boxing careers.
He made his professional debut in April 2016 aged 19 at The O2 Arena in London defeating Bulgarian Ivailo Boyanov by technical knockout in the first round.
He followed this with a points victory over Luke ‘The Nuke’ Keleher at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow in May, and a knockout of Lukas Radic in June On 10 September 2016, Benn was due to fight Silvije Kebet on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook.
After Silvije Kebet pulled out Benn defeated late replacement Joe Ducker by technical knockout in the second round to take his unbeaten record to 4–0.
On 24 September, Benn fought his first ever six round fight and was taken the distance by Ross Jameson.
Benn won a clear points decision. This also marked his first time fighting at the Manchester Arena, a venue his father fought at many times at world championship level.
Conor Benn Wiki
Benn had a privileged upbringing due to his father Nigel’s successful boxing career. Twelve years of his childhood were spent on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where he lived with his family in a gated, eight-bedroom mansion with a pool, and had a Jacuzzi in his room.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Born||28 September 1996
Greenwich, London, England
Despite this, his father taught him financial self-reliance by never giving him money; Benn said he supported himself by “doing painting and decorating in Spain for €20 a day…from six to five”.
He also spent time in Australia where he boxed as an amateur before starting his professional career.
In 2019, Benn portrayed his father Nigel in the fourth instalment of the Rise of the Footsoldier film series.
Similar to his father, Benn is Christian. He has Christian iconography tattooed on his body, and has stated, “I trust in God, I trust in the process.”
In August 2022, it was announced that Benn would fight against Chris Eubank Jr., in a match-up that echoed the famous grudge between their respective fathers, whose rivalry had been as intense verbally as it had been in the ring.
Benn would have an unbeaten record going into the fight: while Eubank was more experienced, but his career included two defeats on points.
Also, the two boxers would be approaching middleweight from opposite directions, with Eubank having the advantage on that score: Benn had fought all his previous career as a welterweight and would be moving up a weight, while Eubank had spent most of his time at middle and even super-middle, from which he had only recently come back down. The date for the fight was set to be October 8th, 2022.
“It’s a fight that’s going to spark the imagination of the British public, that’s what I’m happy about. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it’s the biggest fight of my career.”
Benn said: “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t pass up. My team and I had other options on the table as I’m currently ranked top five with all governing bodies at welterweight and no doubt I’m looking for a world championship fight very soon, but this fight is embedded with so much history and I know it’s one the public really want to see.
In January 2018, the British Boxing Board of Control set out some purse bids for their titles. One of the fights they ordered put Benn against Isaac MacLeod in an English welterweight title eliminator. They stated the fight must take place by June 2018.
|Wins by KO||14|
On 29 January 2018 it was announced that Benn would next fight on Amir Khan’s UK return on 21 April at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, marking Benn’s first fight in Merseyside. On 5 February, Benn signed a two-year extension with Matchroom.
And On the Khan-Lo Greco undercard, Benn defeated Chris Truman via round 4 TKO in the scheduled 6 round bout. Hearn later stated that Benn wanted to rematch Peynaud, likely for July 2018.
On 13 June, it was announced that Benn would fight Cedric Peynaud in a rematch on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker on 28 July at The O2 Arena in London.
The WBA announced the fight would be contested for their vacant Continental welterweight title. Benn dropped Peynaud three times, boxing his way to a 10-round unanimous decision victory.
Conor benn net worth
Benn has a net worth of approximately $5 million US dollars in 2022. His source of income is boxing. He earns $7.9 million estimated.
|Net worth||$ 5 million USD|
|Father’s name||Nigel Benn|
|Mother’s name||Caroline Jackson|
As he debuted in the professional field, Tony Sims has trained him. Not to mention, he also had his father Nigel with him.
This amazing sport debuted in April 2016. Surprisingly, he knocked off Ivailo Boyanov in the first round. And he used the same technical knockout to ensure his win in the SSE Hydro competition in May. Next, he defeated Lukas Radic in June.