The Conor Benn USA debut as a pro could not have gone any more perfectly with a brutal finish inside the distance.
Benn has been making quick progress as a pro considering he virtually had no amateur experience whatsoever and has been learning on the job from day one.
A work in progress for sure, but a talented one at that.
Baring his legendary boxing father’s (Nigel) surname was never going to be an easy thing to live up to but he continues to go from strength to strength.
This past weekend he made his US debut also on Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing debut in the States in Long Island and showed American crowds what he’s all about.
Fighting in front of over 7000 at the Nassau Coliseum, Benn landed this peach of a body shot to knock out Brandon Sanudo in stunning fashion:
(Conor Benn USA debut KO – hat tip Matchroom Boxing Twitter)
?? @ConorNigel lived up to his nickname with this peach of a body shot to move 10-0 last night in New York! ?? ?? #TheDestroyer pic.twitter.com/Oq1zeavNhl
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) November 12, 2017
A wicked left hook to the body that propelled Benn’s professional boxing record to now 10-0-8KO.
He won’t have that much time to rest up before 2017 is out.
He is due to fight again next month on the December 17th show headlined between Tony Bellew and David Haye at the 02 Arena in London.
His opponent is yet to be confirmed but the 21 year old welterweight is making quick waves while getting the vital experience home and abroad that he needs at this stage of his career.
When comparing his fight style to that of his father’s Nigel Benn, there are certainly similarities in terms of punch output, aggression and just in general, all round ferocity, but obviously there’s a long way to go before he can be genuinely talked about in the same breath as his father.
But he won’t be too bothered about all that mind you – he’ll just be working on making his own name and his own legacy in boxing.