Matchroom Announced “Fight Camp” Sequel- Connor Benn Up First
On Monday at the Matchroom Boxing HQ in Essex, England, the promotion announced the sequel of the “Fight Camp” series of fight cards that was born out of Covid 19 necessity a year ago. And, the first main event will feature one of the top rising fighters in the U.K. and the son of a legend, Conor Benn.
First Matchroom made the three fight cards official with the first one coming on July 31st.
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The first card will have new WBA Women’s Bantamweight champ Shannon Courtneay defending her title for the first time in the co-feature, but Benn is the big attraction.
Fresh off a demolition, first round KO of veteran Sammy Vargas in April, Benn, the son of former two division world champ, Nigel Benn, will put his 18-0 record on the line against another vet in Adrian Granados.
From the Matchroom Boxing release and Chairman Eddie Hearn,
“I’m delighted to begin our game-changing partnership with the leading global sports streaming platform DAZN with another sizzling summer of Fight Camp action from our stunning HQ in Brentwood, Essex. Last year’s line up had it all – and this year’s series is set to be even bigger and better with addition of fans.
One of the hottest properties in the Welterweight division Conor Benn gets things underway on July 31 when he puts his WBA Continental Title on the line against Adrian Grandos, the all-British clash for the IBF Featherweight World Title between Kid Galahad and Jazza Dickens is set to be a cracker at the top of Week 2 and rising Light-Heavyweight start Joshua Buatsi takes a huge step up when he takes on the MTK Global Golden Contract winner Richard Bolotniks at the top of Week 3.
Watch it around the world live and exclusively on DAZN!”
As Hearn referred to, the battle for the vacant IBF 126 lb. title is the top draw for the August 7th show. And, because Matchroom doesn’t have the long proposed Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury Undisputed Heavyweight Title bout they had hoped for on for August 14th, they will instead conclude their Summer series with unbeaten (14-0, 12 KOs) British Light Heavyweight star Buatsi.
The “Fight Camp” series, held without fans, concluded in August of 202o with Russian Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin starching British contender Dillian Whyte with a single left uppercut and 5th round KO.
There is belief that there will be some invited fans for the series this year.