Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella

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Just looked at the highlights of Formella vs Porter.

A brave fighter but just above average skills. Benn should easily win this fight if he has any serious ambitions of being World Class fighter and not just a novelty act living of daddys name.

A British stoppage after Benn throws an explosive looking combination would not surprise me. Infact thats probably the most likely outcome.
 
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I'm looking forward to this. Decent first test for Benn, who seems like a nice lad, and a hard working pro.

Hopefully Benn wins and fights some of his domestic rivals.
 
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I've put a sprinkle on Formella to win. I think he could even get a stoppage. Benn hasn't fought for over a year. His last fight went 4 rounds. Formella on the other hand just came off a 12 round fight vs Shawn Porter, a guy who is elite level and went the distance with Spence last year. I could see Formella either winning this on points or even frustrating and stopping Benn in the latter rounds. Benn has shown a leaky defence in the past, and Formella looks like he hits harder than the likes of Peynaud who had Benn in spots of trouble during their fights.
 
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He needs a better technical coach. Looking at the pad work here he is learning the combinations but the defence is being neglected.

For example he is either keeping his left too low or keeps dropping it leaving it wide open to a right hand counter. A simple flaw like that should be corrected within the first year of training. That is just one of his defensive flaws out of many..

I am sure Tony Sims is a nice guy but he is no Freddie Roach or Joe Goosen or a Buddy Mcgirt.
 
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Oh, so this guy Formella is another durable guy with little power. Thought it was too good to be true. Can't wait to hear the comparison between Benn and Porter's performances against this guy.