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22 November 2020 00:31

Lucas Browne Dave Allen Dereck Chisora

Conor Benn outclasses Sebastian Formella for unanimous decision win

Unbeaten British pugilist Conor Benn will put his clean record on the line when he steps up against Sebastian Formella for the vacant WBA continental welterweight title this weekend. Meanwhile, Conor Benn hasn't fought in 2020 yet, and will also look forward to securing a win this year. In response, the German also offered some sweet words and said, "Conor Benn is also a difficult fighter with good skills. Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella: How to watch? Benn vs Formella: Full-Fight card prediction Conor Benn is a knockout specialist who will seemingly hunt to register another KO in his fight against Formella.

Prediction: Conor Benn beats Sebastián Formella via Knockout (Round one) Prediction: Sean Cairns beats Liam Davies via unanimous decision Prediction: Alen Babic beats Tom Little via knockout (Round three) Sebastian Formella challenges Conor Benn for his WBA Continental title Unbeaten champion Conor Benn (16-0, 11KOs) and once-beaten challenger Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10KOs) clash at The SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday night, November 21. 34-year-old southpaw Cairns lost two fights back to back in November 2018 to arguably the most skilful journeyman in the countyr, Brett 'The Threat' Fidoe, who Davies defeated in his last fight, and then to then-unbeaten Sean McGoldrick four months on, who just recently reached the Ultimate Boxxer final this month, but has since reeled off four wins on the trot, claiming the Central Area bantamweight title in his last fight in March this year which set up this English championshop shot. A lovely one-two rocked Cairns with 30 seconds to go, and Davies well and truly found a home for that right hand, then ended the round with a couple of body shots, part of a four punch combo. But once again at the miway mark, Davies landed heavily with his right and stepped up the pressure. Davies came back again to take over, while Cairns was trying to land his southpaw stance right hook.

Davies was looking very comfortable by the fifth round, and was confident enough to begin to put more weight behind his punches. Davies put together a flurry of about eight punches, a couple landed a bit low and the referee called to keep them up, but the pair have been allowed to fight freely with hardly any interruptions. Davies' left hook was added to the end of his one-twos and was looking very hurtful and effective. Rightfully, Cairns' corner withdrew their man at the end of round six, and Davies becomes the new English bantamweight champion after a perfect performance. The second round opened up a bit, Ridings landing a sweet upercut during the final minute.

Smith was comfortably in control of the contest from round three onwards and was beginning to pull away towards a classy points decision, it seemed. Little was backed up to the ropes straight away in round two as left and right hooks crashed through the guard to connect on the Hatfield man's chin relentlessly. With one minute to go, 'The Savahe' landed a clean left hook to Little's temple, who was then trapped in the corner, but he fired back and it was a bit of a shootout for the remainder. Despite having a high guard up, Wardley's powerful hooks crashed through with ease and the right hook landed on the temple to down the West African, who has now lost three fights in a row. CONOR BENN v SEBASTIAN FORMELLA then the German throws another jab and Benn slips to his left and lands a very pretty body shot.

Midwat through andBenn lands a three-punch combo culminating in a clean left hook to Formella's head. Round three was a delight to watch as Benn sizzled with his sharp jab that landed every time and there some eyecatching uppercuts getting through clean as well. Formella was having plenty of success himself, but Benn was unmarked, unperturbed and beating him to the punch every time. He was mixing his attacks from body to head in round four, but got tagged here and there just as a reminder that Formella was there and not to be underestimated, but his jab was really good and he was winning the contest to retain his WBA bauble. It seemed that taking on a once-beaten former IBO World champion was a big, risky step up in levels for Benn but it doesn't seem like as he is ful control, dominating the contest and surely has to be all five rounds up here. Benn begins to overwhelm Formella in the sixth stanza and lands a lovely overhand right on the German's chin just 30 seconds in. He seems so comfortable in close range but credit to Formella who is showing a great chin and still throwing lots of shots here. However, Formella is breathing hard and his right eye seems quite marked and looks like he's wilting under the pace. For the first time all fight, round eight looked like Formella could go, bt he was soldiering on throwing so many shots, even taking the fight to him. Both boxers are battlers, but Formella looks so spent, he has really felt the pace of this fight set by Benn. Benn lands a lovely clean uppercut while his man was on the ropes at a minute into round nine. The last punch of the penultimate round saw Benn miss a left hook and hit the ropes, he smiled as the bell sounded. He landed an amazing left hook to Formella's chin just a minute in but the German took it so well and carried on. The final round was very even, however, but Benn's power was so much greater. Conor Benn used just that to overwhelm Sebastian Formella toward a unanimous decision at SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Saturday night. Judges had it 100-91, 99-91 and 99-92 after 10 rounds all in favor of Benn, who improves to 17-0 with 11 KOs. Although he didn't get the stoppage, Benn outclassed Formella in every aspect of the fight from movement and speed to precise punching and especially power shots that landed with bad intentions. Benn opened the fight cranking up and digging left hooks into Formella's body, softening up the German, and sneaking in some shots upstairs as well. During the second round, Benn drew blood from Formella's nose by using an up jab, with crisp, precise shots right down the middle for good measure, too. The damage would only increase from there, as Benn totally disregarded Formella's power and walked through his punches to land power shots of his own. The right uppercut became a massive weapon that he used to detonate onto Formella's chin during the third round and Benn never let his foot off the gas, threatening a stoppage with an onslaught in the sixth, before cruising toward the dominant victory. "I just beat a former world champion who went the distance with Shawn Porter," he added of Formella, who lost a unanimous decision to Porter in August. From there, the 24-year-old Benn promised the best is yet to come, as he called out Josh Kelly, saying that's "the only fight I'm interested in" at the moment. Co-main event: Fabio Wardley flattens Richard Lartey with second-round TKO; Heavyweight Wardley split Lartey's guard with a crisp left jab that landed flush. Seconds later, Wardley wrapped a left-right hook combination around Lartey's gloves, with each shot banging off the African boxer's head and the right dropping him with a thud. Alen Babic crushes Tom Little by third-round KO Babic assaulted Little with a barrage of punches that dropped him twice in the third round before the fight was stopped. Benn dominated the early rounds with his speed and tenacity with the German fighter aware he was losing rounds and lifting his game, fighting back in the sixth and seventh rounds. Benn attacked with maximum aggression transferring his weight from left to right leg, throwing two vicious uppercuts, with referee Steve Gray closely watching the under pressure German. A huge right hand from Benn rocked his rival's head back jarringly as the ninth stanza came to a close. There was no letting up in the tenth and final round as Benn looked to close the show, with winging hooks. This was Formella's second defeat in 24 fights. Croatian Babic - who is managed by Dillian Whyte - won his third fight under the Matchroom Boxing banner during lockdown with a third round stoppage of Tom Little.