WBA continental welterweight champion Conor Benn retained his championship after beating Chris Argieli by knock out in Liverpool, UK. The fight took place last Saturday, December 11, at the boxing event organized by Eddie Hearn and DAZN.
Conor Benn vs. Chris Argieli was the main bout of this boxing event. The Englishman arrived as continental WBA welterweight champion to defend his title against American Argieli in a 12-round match in Liverpool, UK. Benn came in as the promising youngster with an undefeated record in 19 fights, winning 12 of them via knockout, while the 37-year-old Argieli had a record of 25 wins and 4 losses.
Watch here the results of the main card matches prior to Benn vs Argieli.
|Katie Taylor VS Firuza Sharipova||Katie Taylor wins by unanimous decision|
|Robbie Davies Jr VS Henry Lundy||Davies wins by KO in the 2nd round|
|Joe Cordina VS Jesus Amparan||Cordina wins by unanimous decision|
Benn vs Argieli
In the betting, the locals entered as a large favorite, and a knockout was even expected from them, and it was. The fight lasted 4 rounds of which not many emotions can be found beyond the right cross that sent Argieli to the canvas in the last seconds of the round, but neither the referee nor the bell managed to save him from losing the fight. The fight picked up pace as the minutes passed, and while Argieli displayed orderly boxing, Benn’s boxing skills were notably superior.
Watch here the highlights of the main bout of the night via DAZN Boxing/youtube.
What will come next for Conor Benn after this victory? Will he already be in a position to face the top fighters in the welterweight division? There is no doubt that we have in front of a future boxing star and he has shown that he is to face higher category rivals, however, it also seems that he is too early to talk about big names like Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr or Yordenis Ugas. For now, we hope to see him again soon in the ring and continue to climb positions in the rankings.