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Benn: I will be better fighter

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 June 2017

Conor Benn celebrates beating Steve Backhouse at the Manchester Arena (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

Conor Benn celebrates beating Steve Backhouse at the Manchester Arena (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

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Undefeated prospect Conor Benn is looking forward to getting back to action at London’s O2 Arena next month.

Benn, son of two-time world champion Nigel, has been ruled out by injury since chalking up six straight victories last year, but has been working hard in the gym for his next contest on July 1.

He said: “I will be back an improved fighter when I return.”

Cruiserweight prospect Lawrence Okolie awaits the name of his next opponent on the Eddie hearn show after stopping his first three professional rivals inside the opening round.

Title attractions on the bill see Frank Buglioni defend his British light-heavyweight title against Ricky Summer and Matthew Ryan meet Ted Cheeseman for the English welterweight belt.

Former Newham amateur Danny Dignum, Jake Ball, Isaac Chamberlain, Craig Richards and Joshua Buatsi are also set to appear.


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