Conor Benn is established to shut out a productive 2021 marketing campaign.
The following-era boxer and climbing welterweight faces his former titlist in Chris Algieri. Each of these boxers merely designed fats ahead of their regional welterweight title fight, which usually takes place Saturday night time live on DAZN from M&S Monetary establishment Area in Liverpool, England.
Benn tipped the scales at a shredded 146 ½ lbs .. Algieri—a former WBO junior welterweight titlist—weighed 146 lbs for simply his subsequent profession wrestle exterior the home the U.S.
The bout is the fourth in a span of simply lower than 13 months for Benn (19-, 12KOs), the ever-improving upon 25-12 months-outdated boxer whose father Nigel was a former two-division winner and an integral portion of the Nineteen Nineties U.Okay. boxing scene. The younger Benn is quickly carving out his particular person identify within the professional ranks, notably as a result of reality the pandemic which has witnessed good high quality wins versus elevated oppositions.
In his most trendy get began, Benn turned absent the problem of veteran trialhorse Adrian Granados in claiming a ten-spherical, unanimous ultimate choice on September 4 in Leeds, England. The bout got here with a 5-week delay following Benn examined optimistic for Covid ahead of their beforehand scheduled July 31 conflict.
Algieri (25-3, 9KOs) goals to upset the apple cart, despite the fact that extending his present 4-battle earn streak. The 37-yr-outdated former titlist from the Huntington section of Lengthy Island, New York achieved a occupation pinnacle following a June 2014 twelve-round, cut up willpower achieve about Ruslan Provodnikov to win the WBO junior welterweight title. The reign arrived with out a single title protection, with Algieri going as much as welterweight in a unsuccessful WBO welterweight title bid in comparison with legendary Manny Pacquiao afterward that November.
The lone different losses on Algieri’s file arrived in a spirited twelve-round ultimate choice in favor of earlier junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan in Could maybe 2015 and a fifth-round knockout on the arms of Errol Spence, a rising prospect on the time of their April 2016 conflict. The latter bout was achieved with a 2 ½ 12 months ring absence previous to returning in November 2018, possessing as a result of reality gained 4 in a row. In his most trendy begin off, Algieri completed a 26-month layoff with a 10-round shutout of former title challenger Mikkel LesPierre this earlier August at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater in New York City.
The night’s most important assist pits Irish superstar and undisputed light-weight winner Katie Taylor (19-, 6KOs) in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Firuza Sharipova (14-1, 8KOs).
Taylor—a 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, two-time Olympian and two-division winner within the skilled ranks—weighed 134.7 kilos for her fifth protection as undisputed champ. The bout can also be the 12th on the whole protection of her WBA lightweight belt that she has held contemplating that October 2017. Sharipova weighed 134 ¼ lbs . ahead of her 1st title impediment.
With a get on Saturday, Taylor—who additionally held the WBO junior welterweight title prematurely of returning to light-weight—will eye a blockbuster showdown with 7-division titlist Amanda Serrano (42-1-1, 31KOs) subsequent spring. Serrano 1st reacclimates to the lightweight division in a December 18 conflict with Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez (14-1, 5KOs), whose lone decline arrived in a failed title bid versus Taylor final November at Wembley’s SSE Area.
Sharipova has acquired 14 in a row as a result of struggling her lone defeat in her skilled debut. It got here versus Sofia Ochigava, an unbeaten prospect from Russia who’s best recognized for her 2012 Olympic Silver medal function in London—having shed to Taylor within the lightweight finals.
Each equally bouts air keep globally on DAZN, beginning 6:00 pm GMT/1:00 pm ET.
Beneath are the weights for the remainder of the undercard.
Robbie Davies Jr. (21-3, KOs), Liverpool, 139.1 kilos vs. Hank Lundy (31-9-1, KOs), Philadelphia, 141 ¼ kilos*—10 rds, junior welterweight
* Lundy has two hrs to get all the way down to the 140-pound prohibit
Joe Cordina (13-, KOs), Cardiff, 129.9 kilos vs. Miko Khatchatryan (13-, KOs), Liege, Belgium, 129 ¾ kilos—10 rds, junior light-weight
Peter McGrail (1-, 0KOs), Liverpool, 123 ¼ kilos vs. Engel Gomez (8-3-1, KOs), Chinandega, Nicaragua, 124 ¾ kilos— 6 rds, junior featherweight
Caoimhin Agyarko (9-, KOs), Belfast, 159.3 kilos vs. Noe Larios Jr. (14-, KOs), Ramona, California, 160 kilos—10 rds, middleweight
Jordan Gill (26-1, KOs), Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, 128 ¼ lbs vs. Alan Luques Castillo (27-11, KOs), Cordoba, Argentina, 127 kilos—8 rds, featherweight
Joe McGrail (debut), Liverpool, 121.9 lbs vs. Francisco Rodriguez (-3, 0KOs), Spain, 117.7 kilos—4 rds, bantamweight
[BOTH FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN LATER] Paddy Lacey (2-, 0KOs), Liverpool vs. Vasif Mamedov (2-7-2, 0KOs), Perm, Russia— 4 rds, great middleweight
[BOTH FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN LATER] Calum French (debut), Gateshead, Tyne and Gown in vs. Rustem Fatkhullin, Ufa, Russia—4 rds, junior welterweight
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox