Conor Benn takes on Samuel Vargas as a heavy favorite on Saturday, April 10th. Does Vargas have what it takes to take down Benn?
- Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas goes Saturday, April 10th at 2 pm EST
- Who emerges with some WBA gold around their waist this weekend?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Conor Benn and Samuel Vargas throw down at The SSE Arena in London, England. Benn vs Vargas broadcasts on DAZN. Benn is listed as a huge favorite in the odds.
The WBA continental welterweight title is on the line in this prizefight with Benn and Vargas in the roles of champion and challenger, respectively.
Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas Odds
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This is a huge crossroads fight for both practitioners of the sweet science. A victory for Benn potentially serves to propel him towards a desired domestic bout with Amir Khan or Kell Brook.
Vargas has taken on elite-level fighters like Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, so he provides a great litmus test for Conor Benn. Samuel Vargas is also looking to stymie the notion that he’s the gatekeeper here as he aims to halt Benn’s progression.
Conor Benn’s Quest for 18-0
Conor Benn aims to make the fourth defense of his WBA continental crown in this contest. He is an undefeated and hotly buzzed about pugilist, but many pundits see this Vargas bout as his toughest test as a pro yet.
That being said though, the same rhetoric surrounded Benn for his last prizefight.
Conor Benn’s last outing saw him best Sebastian Formella via unanimous decision in their sweet science showdown in November.
Conor aims to follow in the footsteps of his father who is the former world champion Nigel Benn. Honoring his dad’s legacy while also simultaneously carving out his own.
Benn will have a sturdy test in front of him as he readies to face the man who sent Amir Khan to the canvas in a previous bout.
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Samuel Vargas’ Aim to Get Back on Track
Samuel Vargas has been going through a rough stretch as of late as he’s posted up just two wins across his last six bouts.
The former NABA champion is looking to get back into the win column here and reassert his skills to people who may have forgotten just how proficient he is.
Vargas’ last outing saw him get stopped by Vergil Ortiz Jr in the seventh round of their July bout.
Vargas obviously has the edge in experience as he has over twice the pro boxing bouts that Benn has. The momentum edge lies squarely in Benn’s favor though.
Conor Benn also has a more notable stoppage rate overall at this juncture in his pro boxing efforts.
Benn vs Vargas Tale of the Tape
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This one is scheduled for ten rounds, and I think there’s good value in going with a prop bet on this one going the full distance (+125).
In the end, I see Conor Benn scoring the win on points (+145) when Benn vs Vargas goes down.
Pick: Conor Benn (-1667)
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