Rising boxing star Conor Benn will face his toughest challenge yet when he meets savvy veteran Samuel Vargas today as the welterweights square up in the ring with a WBA continental welterweight title on the line. Follow this article for Benn vs Vargas live stream guide, start time, fight preview and more.
How to watch Benn vs Vargas:
Date: Saturday, April 10
Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Location: Copper Box – London, England TV:
Sky Sports (UK) Live Streaming: DAZN
Fight preview: In terms of recent activity, Conor Benn has been fighting more than Samuel Vargas. Conor Benn last fought 4 months and 20 days ago, while Samuel Vargas’ last outing was 8 months and 17 days ago. Benn’s last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days.
In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average. Vargas’ last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average. Conor Benn is currently 1/14 (-1428) to win the bout outright, while you can get 13/2 (+650) on Samuel Vargas if you fancy the massive upset.
Vargas vs Benn: When and where is the fight? The main card fights got underway at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET and the main event between Benn vs. Vargas should begin at around 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 10. The event will take place at the Copper Box Arena in London, England, without fans due to the coronavirus restrictions in place.
How to Live Stream Benn vs Vargas fight? The Benn vs Vargas live stream is available on DAZN. The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS). In the UK you can stream Benn vs Vargas via NowTV. They allow you to stream Sky Sports boxing cards via their app, based on 24 hours, weekly or monthly passes. You’ll also get access to 11 Sky Sports Channels during your pass period.
They also do a monthly smartphone only pass for £5.99, which is great if you need to catch Benn vs Vargas on the move. Existing or new Sky Sports subscribers can stream Benn vs Vargas, and all Sky boxing cards, via the Sky Go App. This is free if you’re already a Sky Sports TV customer. It’s available for Apple, Android, Firestick, Roku and games consoles. In the US you can stream Benn vs Vargas via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.
Note: You save over 60% if you pay for a full year of DAZN. Fight card: Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas; for WBA continental welterweight title Ukashir Farooq vs Alexander Espinoza; for the WBC international silver bantamweight title Shannon Courtenay vs Ebanie Bridges; for the vacant WBA bantamweight title Savannah Marshall vs TBA; for the WBO middleweight title John Hedges vs Stanko Jermelic; super middleweight Nick Campbell vs Peter Frohlich; heavyweight Prediction: Scott Christ (18-6-1): I like Vargas fine in this role, he’s tough and scrappy, he brings the fight. Tough dude.
Warrior. And so on. But unless he catches Benn cold, I think this winds up another fight Vargas valiantly loses, either by a wide score or a late stoppage, and I think Benn will want the late stoppage. Benn’s physical gifts are such that once he has Vargas worn down and discouraged, he should be able to take a risk and just overwhelm the vet late.
Benn has made serious improvements over the last couple of years, and Vargas doesn’t have the power to make a big difference no matter how hard he tries. (He dropped Amir Khan, but then so did Willie Limond. Was Willie Limond a banger now?) Benn TKO-9 Vargas vs Benn: Fight stats Conor Benn steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out. Samuel Vargas will make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out. The stats suggest Benn has an advantage in power over Vargas, with a 65% knock out percentage over Vargas’ 45%. Conor Benn is the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Benn. Both Conor Benn & Samuel Vargas fight out of an orthodox stance. Benn is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 years and 2 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 195 fewer professional rounds, 67 to Vargas’ 262. Conor Benn goes into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 14 by the IBF at welterweight.
Vargas vs Benn: Fight form Benn remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents. In his last fight, he beat Sebastian Formella on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contests. Previous to that, he had beat Steve Jamoye on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round. Going into that contest, he had won against Jussi Koivula on 21st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round. Before that, he had beat Josef Zahradnik on 20th April 2019 by points in the 8th round.
He had defeated Cedrick Peynaud on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest. Samuel Vargas has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents. In his last fight, he lost to Vergil Ortiz Jr on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round. Previous to that, he had won against Silverio Ortiz on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest. Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Luis Collazo on 17th March 2019 by a split decision in their 10 round contest. Before that, he had lost to Amir Khan on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest. He had drawn with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on 2nd June 2018 by majority draw in their 10 round contest.