Conor Benn dazzles with coming of age performance as he outclasses Sebastian Formella in toughest test to date

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Conor Benn put in a coming of age performance as he dominated Sebastian Formella for a ten-round unanimous decision win on Saturday night in London.

The 24-year-old welterweight prospect first rose to fame as the son of legendary former champion Nigel Benn when he turned pro back in 2016, but is now more than making a name for himself.

Benn was on top from start to finishMark Robinson/Matchroom

Formella was coming into the fight after going the distance with former two-time world champion Shawn Porter.

Many expected him to be the Brit’s toughest test to date, though that was not how things played out.

Benn started on the front foot and took the fight to his opponent from the off.

After just two rounds Formella already looked bruised and bloodied, with an expression on his face to suggest he was plainly surprised by the man he was facing.

Formella could not competeMark Robinson/Matchroom

Benn’s boxing ability was particularly impressive and appeared a vast improvement on his early days as a raw novice.

Formella had a better showing in round four but was controlled by the jab of Benn once again in round five.

The sixth was more even, though the German was never able to establish a foothold in the contest.

Entering the final three rounds, Formella appeared to have had the fight beaten out of him.

Benn noticed his foe was fatigued and hammered home the victory.

Benn won by unanimous decisionMark Robinson/Matchroom

When the scorecards were read out, he won a unanimous decision: 100-91, 99-91, 99-92.

He said post-fight: “All these fighters calling me out, I’m only interested in one fight and that’s Josh Kelly.

“You can forget all these other people. As for people saying I’m scared and all that, stop talking rubbish.

“Do I look like a scared fighter? Do I look like a scared fighter? No.”

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