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Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

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Conor Benn knocked out Samuel Vargas inside one round to make a big statement on Saturday night in London. The son of British boxing legend Nigel Benn came through his latest step-up fight in sensational style, improving his record to 18-0 (12 KOs). Vargas has recently only been beaten by top names, but never in such quick time. Benn set upon him straight away and hurt the Canadian-Colombian after just a minute. His whirlwind of accurate punches forced the referee to jump in soon afterwards. Errol Spence took four rounds to beat Vargas, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr took seven, Amir Khan beat him on points. When asked about these comparisons, Benn reacted: “Statement made, all those names you just mentioned, no-one banged him out in one round. M...
Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas: Live talkSPORT commentary, undercard info and start time for welterweight bout in Birmingham

Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas: Live talkSPORT commentary, undercard info and start time for welterweight bout in Birmingham

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Amir Khan is back in action as he continues his quest for another world title shot.The Bolton star returned to the ring back in April and dismantled Phil Lo Greco in just 40 seconds. Getty The Colombian has never fought on these shores This should be more of a test as Khan looks to acclimatise himself at welterweight, with talented Colombian Samuel Vargas sitting with a pro record of 29-3. But Khan has home advantage and this bout is the first time Vargas is fighting in the UK. When is Khan vs Vargas? The big fight is set for Saturday, September 8. It will be held at the Birmingham Arena, with plenty of local Midlands talent on the undercard. Doors open at 4.45pm, whilst the main event is expected around 10pm.  How can I listen on talkSPORT? Here at t...