Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas betting odds, preview, and pick
Unbeaten prospect Conor Benn continues his ascent up the welterweight rankings on Saturday, April 10 when he faces veteran Samuel Vargas.
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Sat, April 10 2021, 6:00 PM
Benn is developing nicely
The son of UK legend Nigel Benn, Conor is coming into his own as an emerging prospect with a lot of talent. Although he doesn’t carry his father’s trademark power, he is a skilled fighter working his way up the welterweight ranks.
Benn has shown tremendous growth over the course of his last five fights, but still needs a strong showing against the well-traveled Vargas to ensure he’s developing properly.
In his last fight against Sebastian Formella, Benn faced an outclassed opponent he couldn’t put away, but showed great poise and patience. As a result, he doled out an impressive beating and is a huge favorite for this fight.
Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas tale of the tape
|Conor Benn||-----||Samuel Vargas|
17-0 (11 KO)
31-6-2 (14 KO)
5-0 (2 KO)
Last 5 Fights
2-3 (2 KO)
Vargas is running out of options
While Formella showed heart and durability, Vargas is starting to show he’s a little worse for wear. The 31-year-old has become the gatekeeper of the stars, losing in conclusive fashion to the likes of Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, and Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Aside from a split decision loss to an old Luis Collazo in 2019, Vargas hasn’t done much in his fights against big names. There is the off chance he could check a knockout-minded Benn with a shot he doesn’t see, but it’s far more likely that that Vargas gets decked first.
Benn will stop an overmatched Vargas
Benn has told media outlets that he’s gunning for a first round KO of Vargas, and it’s not out of the question that he can get it. He certainly has the attributes to blast Vargas out, and a stoppage will happen, but a first round stoppage might be a big ask.
Vargas is decent enough to survive an early onslaught, but Benn’s speed and punch selection will wear him out sooner than he’d like. Because Benn is a patient fighter that doesn’t over-extend himself offensively, Vargas isn’t going to find a hole for a counter shot.
This fight should be every bit as lopsided as the odds suggest. Expect Benn to drop Vargas early, then string together enough punches to score a TKO in the fourth round.