Conor Benn Faces Chris Algieri
In Liverpool On Dec. 11
Rising Welterweight star Conor Benn will face former World
Champion Chris Algieri at the top of a huge night of boxing
at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday December 11,
live worldwide on DAZN.
‘The Destroyer’ (19-0, 12 KOs) maintained his perfect record
with a shutout points win over Mexico’s Adrian Granados on
the Lara vs. Warrington 2 bill in September after he was
given a deafening welcome by over 20,000 Leeds fans, and the
Essex native is looking to end a huge year in style as he
pushes towards more titles.
New York's Algieri (25-3, 9 KOs), a former WBO
Super-Lightweight World Champion, represents a big step-up
in class for 25-year-old Benn having shared the ring with
some of the biggest names in the sport including modern
legend Manny Pacquiao, former unified Super-Lightweight
ruler Amir Khan and unified Welterweight World Champion
Errol Spence Jr.
"To headline in a city like Liverpool you need to be in the
ring against a world class operator," said Benn. "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 vs. a very, very hungry contender, I
can’t wait for December 11."
"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
"December 11 with be a masterclass with me utilising 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."
“Chris Algieri represents Conor Benn’s toughest test yet”,
said Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. ‘We believe Conor will
be a superstar of the sport and we are incredibly excited to
see him finish his breakout year in style, live and
exclusive worldwide on DAZN.”
Full card details will be announced next week.