22 November 2020 02:36
Conor Benn produced a career-best performance as he dominated Sebastian Formella for ten rounds to retain his WBA Continental Welterweight Title. The 24-year-old outfought and outboxed Germany's former IBO World Champion to take a unanimous decision on the judge's scorecards and progress his record to [email protected] claims the most impressive victory of his career after sealing a unanimous decision win over Sebastian Formella with scores of 100-91, 99-91 and 99-92. pic.twitter.com/Amx35mHhHh — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 21, 2020 "I just stuck to my boxing," Benn told Matchroom. The guy just went 12 rounds with Shawn Porter and I think I beat him more convincingly. I didn't lose a round.
When it comes to punching power, if I'm not going to bang them out, I'll wear them down. He tried it on the inside and I beat him to the punches on the inside. He tried it at range and I beat him to the punches at range. People think their experience is going to get to me, what experience? Jussi Koivula got banged out in two rounds and if they want to go ten or twelve I'll outbox them for ten or twelve. I'm hungry like I come from the ends. I'm hungry like I came from nothing. I fight like a starving man. You don't need to come form poverty, come from having nothing, to be a great fighter. I live such a blessed life, but I still fight like a starving man because of that championship mindset, that hunger and will to win. I'm pushing on. The only domestic fight I'm interested in, the only domestic fight that the public keep talking about, not Instagram, is the Josh Kelly fight. That's the only fight I'm interested in. The only domestic fight I'm interested in is Josh Kelly. Fabio Wardley TKO's Richard Lartey in co-main Fabio Wardley produced a stunning one-punch knockout of Richard Lartey to further enhance his status as one of Britain's hottest Heavyweight contenders. The unbeaten 25-year-old was testing himself at a higher level after winning the English Title in the summer and he dramatically stopped Lartey, even quicker than current British Champion Daniel Dubois.? Stunning one-punch KO by @Fabio_Wardley!? Wardley knocks out Richard Lartey inside 2 rounds? pic.twitter.com/3hmwy4xcTL — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 21, 2020 "The first round took some adjusting," said Wardley afterwards. "I like to use that first round to gather information, figure out my opponent, see where gaps are, see what's going on. I did that, took a few shots doing it but that's all part of the game. We got through that first round and I figured out what I was going to do from then onwards. Nobody is ever going to grumble at an early night's work. I need to start getting those rounds in and get tougher tests. I've ticked that box of 'do I have one punch power?'. "The comparisons are always going to come. Does me knocking out Lartey quicker than Daniel Dubois mean I'm better than him? I beat Richard Lartey in two round and I'm happy with that performance. Alen Babic TKO's Tom Little in Round 3 Alen Babic toppled Tom Little twice in another brutal knockout win as the Croatian contender continued the blistering start to his Heavyweight career with a sixth straight stoppage. Babic came charging out in the second round, swinging in spiteful shots as Little roared his defiance, but the Hatfield man's resistance was broken in the third. Little wilted to the canvas after a ferocious cluster of punches, and Babic sensed the end was near, unloading another powerful barrage that dropped his opponent by the ropes, prompting the referee to wave it off. 6 KO's from 6 fights, Alen 'The Savage' Babic does it again!? Fabio Wardley v Richard Lartey is up next on Sky Sports Main Event pic.twitter.com/XQcM3ihHUP — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 21, 2020 "Nobody can go three rounds with me. I had fuel in my tank for twenty like that. Filip Hrgovic bet against me, I'm so glad he lost money on me. That just shows he doesn't know shit about boxing. He doesn't know the history of boxing. As soon as the fans come back, I want him. "I'm going to take Tom back to my Savage Army because he's a good guy. My training is old school, boxing, sparring and pads. I'm real and I want to fight. I like fist fights. I think it was a beautiful fight. That's who I am and I'm always going to be like that. Unless somebody tests me I'm going to keep knocking them out. I have a strong head, you can't beat that with muscles." Harrow Weald's Jez Smith sealed a shutout points win to end the unbeaten record of Middleweight rival Ben Ridings. The superior experience of Smith showed from the opening bell as he outworked the rugged Ridings to earn a 60-54 verdict after six rounds from referee Robert Williams. "I'm over the moon," Smith said afterwards. I had a game plan and I knew what I was going to do. I knew I had a good game plan so I stuck to my boxing. I think it was a dominant performance. The referee didn't give him a round. If I can box like that and do that when I'm not even 30% fit, imagine what I can do when I'm fully fit. I took this fight on five days' notice, I'm not taking anything away from Ben, I knew I was levels above him. I'm going to dedicate myself to this craft. I'm going to be back with another win on my record. "I'm a fighting man. As soon as I got the call to fight live on Sky Sports on a massive bill like this I jumped at the chance. I'll fight anyone. I'm going to get back down to Light-Middleweight. Me and him had a fight called off after one round as there was fighting in the arena. I've put myself on the map so hopefully I can start being used on these big shows more. I knew I had to go in there and put on a boxing performance. I claimed every round. I think this is the biggest arena that I've fought in so far in my career. I'm ecstatic and over the moon. I'll be ready for the call when it comes again." Liam Davies defeats Sean Cairns via sixth-round RTD Donnington's Liam Davies secured the vacant English Bantamweight Title with a stylish stoppage victory over Sean Cairns in the opening bout of the evening. The undefeated 24-year-old caught Cairns regularly with straight right hands, forcing the Liverpudlian's corner to call a halt to the fight after the sixth round. "And the new English Bantamweight Champion sounds good," Davies told Matchroom afterwards. I'm just happy. I felt like it did tonight. I was building up the pressure and putting my punches together. I know there's still more to come from me. I just hope I get the chance to come again and show another level because this is just the start for me. I'm looking to build and get more belts around my waist. "The show in Telford didn't go ahead but I landed on my feet fighting live on Sky Sports here wining my first title. That's the plan. "I'm here to impress and I felt like I did tonight. I hit him hard and you've got to respect him for taking those shots. I don't think most Bantamweights could have taken that power. Roll on whoever is next because I'm coming now."