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Conor Benn vs. Luke Keleher Fight Preview


By Jackson Park (@jackson_park92)

At Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, on May 28, Conor Benn fights for the second time against Luke Keleher.

The young novice has another opportunity to prove himself, fighting on the undercard of Ricky Burns vs. Michele Di Rocco, competing for a world title.

Conor’s surname has pushed the 19 year old into the spotlight, the public and press eager to see if the youngster can burst from the shadow of his father, Nigel.

Last April, on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world-title win against Charles Martin, Conor took to the ring to make his debut. He impressed viewers on Sky and the crowd alike, with a first-round knockout.

It was no surprise that the debutant came out swinging, looking to emulate the style of the legendary Dark Destroyer. A very unrefined performance came as no surprise, the young and relatively inexperienced teen is learning on the job.

Having limited amateur experience, Conor aims to absorb knowledge through high-level sparring and regular bouts.

His opponent, novice journeyman Luke Keleher is competent and is yet to be stopped in his four losses.

Benn will likely look to impress and force a stoppage, much like his debut.

We can hope for a slightly more patient and intelligent approach, but the cloth he was cut from might prevent that.

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