Conor Benn returns to the ring tonight when he faces off against Samuel Vargas.
The 25-year-old Brit – the son of former two-weight world champion Nigel Benn – is unbeaten in his 17 professional bouts to date and saw off Sebastian Formella last November.
He will now make his next step up in London against Canadian-Colombian Vargas.
Vargas has faced Amir Khan and Errol Spence Jr in the past and lost to Vergil Ortiz Jr last summer. With a record of 31-6, he should prove to be a good test for Benn.
Benn v Vargas: Date and how to watch
- This 10-round welterweight bout will take place on Saturday, April 10
- It is being held at the Copper Box Arena in London
- The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm
- The ring walks for Benn vs Vargas are expected from 10:30pm UK time
- Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the Sky app using mobile, tablet or computer devices.
- You can also purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99
Benn v Vargas: Undercard
- MAIN EVENT: Conor Benn v Samuel Vargas – for WBA continental welterweight title
- Shannon Courtenay v Ebanie Bridges – for vacant WBA female bantamweight title
- Savannah Marshall v Maria Lindberg – for WBO female middleweight title
- Ukashir Farooq v Alexander Espinoza – for WBC international silver bantanweight title
- John Hedges v Stanko Jermelic – super-middleweight contest
- Nick Campbell vs Peter Frohlich – heavyweight contest
Benn v Vargas: What’s been said?
“I’ve got my hands full on Saturday night and I’m not overlooking Vargas,” said Benn.
“He has been in with some of the best fighters of our generation. He’s going to bring everything he knows. He’s going to bring his 30-odd fight experience. He’s going to bring it all, he’s going to bring the heat and it is going to be a tough fight while it lasts.
“But let me get through Saturday night and then maybe we can talk about a big domestic fight – the Amir Khans, the Kell Brooks. Amir Khan was a fighter I looked up to and so was Kell Brook – #idolsbecomerivals and all that.
“I haven’t got to knock them out to win anymore because I’m a good boxer who can bang and punch and flick through the gears. So if he wants to meet in the middle, we can go at it. If he wants to move, I will hunt him down.
“I believe I am the quicker, more explosive – way more explosive – talented, skilled fighter and all-round better package.
“I do believe it could go to points. The stoppage could come but it doesn’t really matter to me.
“This is my first 12-rounder so I would like to get the 12 under my belt but I would also like to have an early night and get a curry down me!”