Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Benn vs Vargas?
Conor Benn beat Samuel Vargas by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 10th April 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Savannah Marshall was victorious over Maria Lindberg, Alexander Espinoza lost to Ukashir Farooq and Shannon Courtenay defeated Ebanie Bridges.
Benn vs Vargas stats
Conor Benn stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Samuel Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benn had advantage in power over Vargas, with a 65% knock out percentage over Vargas' 45%.
Conor Benn was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Benn.
Both Conor Benn & Samuel Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benn was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 2 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 178 less professional rounds, 84 to Vargas' 262.
Conor Benn went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 14 by the IBF at welterweight.
Benn vs Vargas form
Benn remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Steve Jamoye on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jussi Koivula on 21st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Josef Zahradnik on 20th April 2019 by points in the 8th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Cedrick Peynaud on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
He had defeated Chris Truman on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Samuel Vargas had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Vergil Ortiz Jr on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Silverio Ortiz on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Luis Collazo on 17th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Amir Khan on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
He had drawn with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on 2nd June 2018 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Samuel Vargas had been fighting more than Conor Benn.
Going to this contest, Conor Benn had last fought 2 years and 8 months ago, while Samuel Vargas' last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 2 days ago.
Benn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Benn vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Benn vs Vargas?
Conor Benn was a 7/100 (-1428) favourite going into the contest, while Samuel Vargas made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.