Connor Benn is looking to finish the year on a strong note and will be taking on arguably the biggest name and opponent he has ever faced till date in Former junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri, who has been confirmed his opponent for the December 11th date at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
The fight will headline a MatchRoom Boxing Fight Card. The Fight will be streamed Live On DAZN.
“To headline in a city like Liverpool you need to be in the ring against a world class operator,” Benn said following the confirmation. “Chris has done it all, a former World Champion and exactly the opponent I need to gain experience from.
“We expect Algieri to bring his best, but I want him deep in the trenches with me, I want to use this opportunity to display my skills and ability against a quality fighter to prepare me and take another step closer to a World Title. A former world champ versus a very, very hungry contender, I can’t wait for December 11.”
Benn will be looking to end the year with another victory after ending his first two opponents this year within the distance. Benn kick started the year with a brutal Knockout victory over Samuel Vargas in April and followed that up with a well earned 10 round unanimous decision over Adrian Granados in September.
Benn has gradually upped his opposition and gradually climbs the ladder, when it comes to tougher opposition and Algieri will represent the biggest and the first ever former world titlist to share the ring with the second generation Boxer.
Algieri (25-3, 9KOs) has won his last four outings and most recently won a 10 round unanimous decision over former title challenger Mikkel LesPierre at Madison Square Garden in New York. However, that win marked his return after a two year layoff. Algieri will be fighting for the first time in the UK and Just his second time outside the US.
“This has a big fight feel to it and I’m thrilled to be back on this type of stage,” said Algieri. “The UK has brilliant fans and I’m looking forward to performing in front of those legendary crowds. December 11 with be a masterclass with me utilizing my deep bag of skills and experience.
“Benn is hungry and tough but this is a huge step up in class for him. I’m coming to show that it’s not his time yet. I still got the goods and the world will see it once again come fight night.”