British welterweight prospect Conor Benn will return to the ring this Saturday to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental belt against veteran Chris Algieri at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Benn will be making the sixth defense of his regional championship of the world’s oldest body and will be the main attraction of this weekend’s Matchroom event, which will feature other stars such as undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
Many people have been talking about wether Benn is the best young fighters in the division over the past few years, and he has been picking up important victories along the way. At 25 years of age, he has faced veterans such as Samuel Vargas and Adrian Granados, both of whom he has beaten in good fashion.
Now the challenge will be for Algieri, who is in a good moment and has experience on his side. The former world champion is coming on a roll and has strung together four wins from 2018 to the present. It is worth sayng that he has faced very important names such as Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr, Amir Khan or Ruslan Provodnikov.
Algieri’s height advantage is a very interesting tool to measure himself against Benn and the fight is a generational clash that generates a lot of expectations.
The champion Benn comes in with a record of 19 wins, no losses and 12 knockouts. Algieri, meanwhile, has 25 wins, 3 losses and 9 knockouts.