Conor Benn mocks Samuel Vargas in Spanish in final welterweight showdown | Boxing News

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*** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE ***.  Conor Benn and Samuel Vargas weigh in ahead of their WBA Continental Welterweight title tomorrow night..April 9, 2021.Photo by Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing


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Conor Benn threw a fiery Spanish challenge against his opponent Samuel Vargas in a fierce look at Friday’s weigh-in.

Unbeaten Benn meets Vargas, the most experienced opponent of his career so far, on Saturday night live on Sky Sports.

An intense confrontation saw Benn aiming unexpected verbals towards Vargas in his rival’s native language.

The jokes and respect of the past few days were cast aside after the two welterweights weighed just inside the 10-pound (147-pound) limit.

Vargas started measuring Benn upwards, looking him up and down, while the undefeated Briton stared straight ahead with his eyes fixed on his rival.

Benn then made a gesture and spoke to Colombia-born Vargas in Spanish.

“I told him I fear no man,” Benn said Sky Sports.

“He wanted to speak in Spanish to intimidate me?” No, I’m ready, I’m not afraid of anyone.

“I am ready to fight now.

“I told him in Spanish that I didn’t mind. Not at all.

“The switch has already been activated. It is blinking. I have a moment of rage and then I’m back to normal. It shows that I am ready. I chomp on the piece. “

Benn aims to propel himself closer to world title level by winning his 18th consecutive fight against a veteran foe who shared a ring with Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, Vergil Ortiz and Amir Khan.

Vargas’ previous visit to the UK saw him overthrow Khan before losing on points, but Benn vowed to do a better job.

“When you beat a fighter, you gain experience,” Benn said. “It’s a springboard in my career. “

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Benn is undefeated in 17 years

Vargas a dit Sky Sports: “I don’t see how he can knock me out, that doesn’t happen, it’s not a thought.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Vargas operated at the level of the real elite. He put Khan on his back, he can hit.

“This is by far the most difficult test of Benn’s career to date.

“Vargas will throw until the very end.

“We love Conor because he’s exciting but he’s vulnerable. If you are vulnerable against a fighter like Vargas, you could take off.

“It’s the fight that will tell us if Conor can grow from a good name to a world title contender.

“Now we come to the real litmus tests. “

Watch Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas Saturday night from 7pm on Sky Sports.

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