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Conor Benn impressive against Jamoye


Conor Benn impressive against Jamoye

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Conor Benn impressive against Jamoye

WBA Continental Welterweight Title holder Conor Benn (16-0,11 KOs) continued his winning ways Saturday night at the o2 Arena in London, England, stopping Steve Jamoye (26-8-2,5 KOs) with an impressive fourth-round knockout of the veteran. Benn was the first bout that was on the televised portion of the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor card.

The match itself was a pretty one-sided contest for Been that had only one point on contention in the fourth round. Benn had a point deducted in that round for a low blow, which ignited him up and got him goinFrom that moment Benn kicked it up a notch and dropped Jamoye, putting the fight to an end at 2:18 of round four.

Reflecting on the fight, Benn was impressed with his performance.

“I think I boxed alright. I picked and placed my shots. I wanted to get him in the body. I knew he couldn’t deal with my power,” said Benn. “My confidence is back.”

“I was angry, because it’s not my fault he’s short. I was winging them into the body,” Benn said of the point deduction after the fight. Benn’s anger was noted as well on the broadcast that was seen on Sky Sports in the UK and the streaming service DAZN in the United States.

“He’s not a novelty act,” promoter Eddie Hearn said to Sky Sports after the fight. “He’s learned behind closed doors, he keeps himself to himself. He’s working, he’s grafting, he’s in the gym at the moment with his dad. There’s so much of Nigel Benn in this kid. He’s putting the hours in, and I believe he’s going to come on and be a great fighter.”

It’ll be interesting where Benn goes from here. After going 3-0 for 2019, let’s see if they finally get the 23-year-old son of legendary father Nigel (who himself is in action later on this year for one last time) up against a little bit more stiffer competition. The next steps for Benn and also what Hearn said after the fight was that he might challenge for a British regional title upcoming.

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