By Kenny Leavett – Conor Benn will fight for the first title in his professional career this weekend when he takes on Cedrick Peynaud in a rematch in London at the 02 on Saturday night.
‘The Destroyer’ took on Peynaud in an unforgettable dust-up at York Hall last December and the pair meet again on the Dillian Whyte-Joseph Parker undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office, as they battle for the vacant WBA Continental welterweight title.
The unbeaten 21-year-old from Ilford has promised to take the Frenchman out in style as he looks to put his demons to rest and continue his journey through the paid ranks.
When speaking on the upcoming fight, Benn was quoted as saying “One things for sure, no one has ever seen a boring Conor Benn fight. I thrive off the fight night and love to entertain the fans.
“I’m ready for this fight,” said Benn. “This is almost like a hindrance on my career, I know I’ll beat him on my worst day. Nothing was right for me that night or in the lead up to that first fight.
“The doors are opening, it’s been a long journey but we’re moving forward. I have visualised this fight every single day since the first. My Dad’s coming back over for this – forget the relationship, he’s a living boxing legend. To have that in my corner is a huge help.
“There’s some big fights out there for me including various potential opponents also on the Matchroom stable. The British public would love to see these come off, I’m not scared of anyone.
“You’ll have noticed I am not on social media as much these days. It’s time to get serious. One things for sure, no one has ever seen a boring Conor Benn fight. I thrive off the fight night and love to entertain the fans.
“It’s going to be another destructive knockout. We’re back at The O2, which has been a happy hunting ground for me. Then it’s onwards and upwards.”
Watch Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker with Katie Taylor, Dereck Chisora, Joshua Buatsi, Conor Benn and Nick Webb vs David Allen all on the undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from The O2, Saturday, July 28.