Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Taylor vs Benn?
Josh Taylor could square off against Conor Benn in Spring 2024 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Taylor vs Benn stats
Josh Taylor would step into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Conor Benn would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Taylor would have a slight advantage in power over Benn, with a 68% knock out percentage over Benn's 61%.
Josh Taylor is the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Taylor has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benn. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Josh Taylor fights out of the southpaw stance, while Conor Benn is an orthodox fighter.
Taylor's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Benn's, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 months earlier than Benn, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 21 more professional rounds, 127 to Benn's 106.
Josh Taylor goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at welterweight.
Conor Benn is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 147lb division.
Taylor vs Benn form
Taylor has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Teofimo Lopez on 10th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jack Catterall on 26th February 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Carlos Ramirez on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Benn remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Peter Dobson on 3rd February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rodolfo Orozco on 23rd September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Van Heerden on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Chris Algieri on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
He had beat Adrian Granados on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Yorkshire.
In terms of recent activity, Conor Benn has been fighting more than Josh Taylor.
Josh Taylor last fought 9 months and 25 days ago, while Conor Benn's last outing was 2 months and 1 day ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Benn's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
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