Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas- Undercard Fight Analysis, Preview and Prediction

Published 04/06/2021, 8:00 PM EDT


Welterweight sensation Conor Benn’s upcoming WBA (continental) title defense against Samuel Vargas has already grabbed massive attention from the fans, citing a blockbuster weekend ahead. Putting his unbeaten record on the line alongside the belt, Benn will look forward to advancing himself in the world title race.

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However, Benn vs Vargas has much more to add. The undercard of the event is equally stacked, and almost all the fights have successfully garnered people’s interest. Although Conor Benn and Samuel Vargas remain the most interesting prospects, the undercard can rightfully shock the fans. Here’s a preview of how the other fights can look like on April 10.

Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas – A look at the undercard

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Excluding the high-voltage headliner, there will be three more title fights on the card. According to the official website of Matchroom boxing, there will be a total of five fights inclusive of the main-event. Meanwhile, one more fight was about to get scheduled but appears to be in jeopardy at this stage.

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Shannon Courtenay vs Ebanie Bridges (WBA bantamweight championship)

With the vacant world title on the line, Courtenay and Bridges will face each other in a 10-rounds contest. Amongst the two, Bridges is still undefeated and currently boasts a pro record of 5-0 with 2 KOs under her name.

Meanwhile, Courtenay, 6-1, has secured 3 KOs by now. However, ‘The Blonde Bomber’ has proven to be a fast-paced boxer and considering both women are under equal parameters, we can envision a close call between them. Both women can hit hard, and it’s safe to expect a knockout coming ahead.

Prediction:- Shannon Courtenay defeats Ebanie Bridges via knockout (fifth round)

Savannah Marshall vs Femke Hermans (WBO middleweight championship)

The UK’s undefeated champion Savannah Marshall will defend her WBO middleweight title against Femke Hermans in a 10-rounds clash. Boasting 7 KOs in 9 wins, Marshall will have her legitimate chances in winning the bout against Hermans.

Meanwhile, 11-3 as a pro, Femke Hermans will try to continue her 2-fight win streak and become the new middleweight champion. However, she will constantly have to defend herself from a lopsided action coming from the other end. That leaves her with limited opportunities, but considering the unpredictability of boxing, one can never rule her out.

Prediction:- Savannah Marshall beats Femke Hermans via Knockout (third round)

Alexander Espinoza vs Kash Farooq (WBC International silver bantamweight championship)

Locking two prime bantamweights against each other, ‘Super Nova’ vs ‘Untouchable’ has the potential to become one of the alluring fights of the card. Moreover, a title on the line rakes up the intensity of the matchup.

Both men’s pro record also looks quite similar with very few losses on board. Espinoza boasts a pro record of 20-2-2, while his contemporary Kash Farooq reflects a record of 14-1. That said, boxing isn’t a sport of numbers, and both men can boast themselves superior to the other.

Prediction:- Alexander Espinoza defeats Kash Farooq (via decision)

Nick Campbell vs Petr Frohlich (Heavyweight bout)

Pro Rugby player Nick Campbell will lace up the boxing gloves and stage his debut against newly turned pro Petr Frolich.  Although he has all the athletic accolades under his name, Frohlich can introduce him to some hard reality.

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But considering Frohlich’s terrible run of 2 wins, 1 draw, and 30 losses, he sees nothing more than a mere gatekeeper for Campbell’s entry into the sport. Although heavyweight boxing is all about landing stunner and the matchup can be a fan favorite for its unique features.

Prediction:- Nick Campbell beats Petr Frohlich (via decision)

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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