Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas fight date, start time
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch Live Now
The Benn vs. Vargas main card will begin at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET. Benn and Vargas are expected to enter the ring at around 10:30 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET, depending on how long the rest of the card takes.
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Despite lots of talk about the WBA World Female title fight between Watford’s Shannon Courtenay and Australia’s Ebanie Bridges, the main undercard highlight for boxing fans will be Kash Farooq (14-1, 6KOs) vs Alexander Espinoza (20-2-2, 8KOs) for the WBC International Silver bantamweight title.
Stylish Scotsman Farooq, called ‘Untouchable’ for good reason, is the dangerous challenger to the Nicaraguan champion’s WBC strap. The 28-year-old ‘Supernova’ travels to the UK to fight for the first time. The only time he fought outside of his native Nicaragua resulted in a very narrow split decision defeat to the fast-rising, then-unbeaten, Mikhail Aloyan, who is now a world title contender and current holder of the WBA Gold super-flyweight title, so he clearly travels well, which means the talented Farooq will need to be at his very best on the night.
So, UK fans are familiar with the jetsetter, Samuel Vargas, who is Colombian-born and Canadian-based. It was his mother who first introduced him to boxing, at 12-years-old, after getting into fights in school for being one of only two non-speaking English students. The intervention worked and despite experiencing just a dozen amateur bouts, he turned pro at 20 and raced to 16-0 in under four years.
The Canadian national champion admitted, after his fourth-round knockout defeat to Errol Spence in 2015, that the fight was unwinnable, but he took it at 14 days notice for the money that would provide a better life for his family.
Winning the WBA-NABA belt in two different weights on several occasions meant that he reached as high as the top 10 in the World Boxing Association rankings. However, is record is currently appearing very checkered, with his form reading as D-L-W-L-W-L.
His last fight was against fast-rising welterweight sensation Vergil Ortiz Jr (17-0, 17KOs), who very recently KO’d former world champion Maurice Hooker (27-2-3, 18KOs) in round seven of their WBO International title fight. Vargas was also despatched in round seven of their WBA Gold welterweight title contest in July 2020.
Conor Benn has emerged from the shadows of his famous father, Nigel, who retired as a two-weight world champion with an 83% KO ratio.
After overlooking Luxembourg champion Cedrick Peynaud (then 5-4-3, 3KOs) in their first fight in 2017, where the 10-0 young prodigy found himself on the canvas twice in the opening round, he rallied back to score two knockdowns himself to even the score and survive the scare with a shaky 57-54 points victory. They rematched the following year, with Benn suitably learning from his mistakes to win widely on points to secure his first and only title, which he defends to Vargas for the fourth time – the WBA Continental welterweight title. He has since promised to never look past an opponent ever again.
How to watch Benn vs. Vargas: TV, live stream
Sky Sports (U.K.)
The Benn vs. Vargas fight will air live on DAZN in the U.S. and Canada. The preliminary card also airs on DAZN, starting at 2 p.m. ET. Meanwhile Sky Sports will screen the fight in the U.K, and they will stream the event on Sky Go.
Where is the Benn vs. Vargas fight?
The fight will take place at the SSE Arena in Wembley. Benn and Vargas will be unable to welcome any spectators to the event.
Conor Benn record and bio
Born: September 28, 1996
Total fights: 17
Record: 17-0 with 11 knockouts
Samuel Vargas record and bio
Born: April 12, 1989
Reach: 72 inches
Total fights: 37
Record: 31-6 with 14 knockouts
Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas fight card
Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas; welterweight title
Shannon Courtenay v Ebanie Bridges; bantamweight
Savannah Marshall v Femke Hermans; middlweight
Kash Farooq v Alexander Espinoza; bantamweight
John Hedges v Milan Dvorak; super middleweightt
Nick Campbell vs Peter Frohlich; heavyweight
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Watching the fight live streaming on social media is a possibility as well. You can access the fight by using social media. It’s actually one of the best ways to get the fight live. There are some instructions for watching the fight on social media. Follow the instructions and you can enjoy the fight live streaming.
The fight can be viewed as live streaming from Facebook. If the Facebook committee has approved, it. There may be someone who wants to share the fight live on Facebook.
Twitter is also a social media platform to try out for the live boxing bout. There should be someone who is a microblogging and sharing their feed. Those who are following the fight will talk about it and eventually share it with everyone.
Reddit has been proven to be an effective way to share the most major sports events around the world. The fight will be shared as well. The Reddit community will have many options to watch the live stream.
Instagram is a photo-sharing app. It is very strict in its approach and does not allow links to be posted. Even if you post links they won’t be clickable which means you have to manually copy and paste them into the browser.
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I’m expecting another improved and impressive performance from the developing Conor Benn. He showed such enhanced boxing skils and patience in his previous fight that most spectators were taken by surprise by it. I’m sure we’ll be pleasantly surprised again and, if Vargas does indeed meet him in the middle for a war like he has promised to, then I can’t see it going the distance, with Benn finishing the fight early when the opportunity presents itself.”