Former world champion 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 file and WBA Continental title this Saturday, dwell on Sky Sports activities within the UK and on DAZN within the U.S. and greater than 200 nations and territories.
Khan is aware of all concerning the menace posed by Vargas, having been floored once they shared the ring again in September 2018. Khan 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 isn’t any stranger to elite stage competitors after being in with with quite a few high quality operators similar to Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, and former World Champion Khan says ‘The Destroyer’ should be at his absolute best this weekend if he’s to keep up his unblemished file.
“He can get in there and have slightly tear up,” stated Khan when talking to Sky Sports activities. “He can throw an excellent shot as properly. He’s obtained first rate energy. I feel it’s a large step-up for Conor Benn. I feel Conor can have his fingers full in that battle.
“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 suppose he’s a harmful operator.
“It’s important to keep targeted all through the entire battle, as a result of that is boxing, one punch can change a battle. Samuel has that energy, has first rate expertise, which might trigger any fighter issues.”