Amir Khan has warned Conor Benn concerning the “harmful” energy of Samuel Vargas “which might trigger any fighter issues” and says the 24-year-old is taking a “huge step-up” when he dangers his unbeaten document and WBA Continental Title in opposition to the Canadian-Colombian warrior this Saturday, stay on Sky Sports activities within the UK and on DAZN within the U.S. and greater than 200 international locations and territories.
Khan is aware of all concerning the risk posed by Vargas, having been floored after they shared the ring on a Matchroom invoice in Birmingham again in September 2018. The Bolton fighter despatched Vargas to the canvas within the second spherical, solely to be dropped himself, and needed to reply with one other knockdown throughout a hard-fought factors victory.
Vargas is not any stranger to elite stage competitors after sharing the ring with quite a few high quality operators akin to Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, and former World Champion Khan says ‘The Destroyer’ must be at his highest this weekend if he’s to take care of his unblemished document.
“He can get in there and have a little bit tear up,” stated Khan when chatting with Sky Sports activities. “He can throw an excellent shot as properly. He’s received first rate energy. I believe it’s an enormous step-up for Conor Benn. I believe Conor may have his fingers full in that struggle.
“Since clearly after he fought me, he has been in a single or two troublesome fights, Samuel Vargas, and he’s been beat after I beat him. However I nonetheless assume he’s a harmful operator.
“It’s a must to keep targeted all through the entire struggle, as a result of that is boxing, one punch can change a struggle. Samuel has that energy, has first rate abilities, which might trigger any fighter issues.”
Benn has spoken of his need for an enormous home conflict ought to he get previous Vargas on Saturday, and the son of British struggle legend Nigel has picked out Khan and Kell Brook as potential opponents. Khan’s subsequent transfer continues to be unknown, however the 34-year-old is backing Benn to take pleasure in additional success on the highest stage of the game.
“He’s an excellent fighter,” acknowledged Khan. “I’ve seen him struggle a number of instances. If he sticks to his recreation, he could be a World Champion similar to his father. His father was an excellent champion, and to have him as a mentor is a giant factor as properly. I believe he’ll go far.
“So long as you imagine in your self, you’re employed onerous, you practice onerous. You all the time get up each morning, realizing that someday, the place your finish aim is. Chase your goals, chase your objectives.”
Benn vs. Vargas tops a giant night time of motion April 10, Watford’s Shannon Courtenay (6-1, 3 KOs) faces Australia’s Ebanie Bridges (5-0, 2 KOs) for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World Title, Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall (9-0, 7 KOs) returns after her win over Hannah Rankin, Glasgow Bantamweight Kash Farooq (14-1, 6 KOs) challenges Alexander Espinoza (20-2-2) for the WBC Worldwide Silver Title, Takeley prospect John ‘The Gentleman’ Hedges (1-0) seems to be to construct on his professional debut win final October and Glasgow Heavyweight Nick Campbell makes his skilled debut.
Press launch courtesy of Matchroom Boxing.