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Conor Benn keen to impress on July 1st

Conor Benn & Nigel Benn

Conor Benn, son of British boxing legend, Nigel Benn, will return to action on July 1st when he will make his seventh professional outing at The O2 in London.

20-year-old Benn says he has been hard at work, sharpening his skills since his last outing in December and is keen to impress on July 1st.

“It feels like forever that I’ve been out,” said Benn. “I was used to fighting every month but not fighting has been the best thing that’s happened to me. I’ve had time to work on things, to learn and perfect craft. I was racing through fights, and it was more about dealing with the pressure and staying fit.

“Now I have been able to relax and take a step back, work hard on just one aspect, drilling the jab for a week in the gym and then next week looking at switch-hitting – and you’ll see that all come into place on July 1 and beyond. I can’t wait to be back in there.

“I was making silly errors in my fights, and I don’t need to do that. I had six fights in six months, now I’ve had about six months off, and I’ve learned just as much, if not more, in my time out of the ring. I’ve got time on my side, and I’m in no rush.”

Julio Martinez
Mexican tough kid. Lover of intoxicating liquids. Student of the sweet science.

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