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Conor Benn ‘can’t wait’ to get back in ring

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 June 2017

Conor Benn celebrates beating Steve Backhouse at the Manchester Arena (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

Conor Benn celebrates beating Steve Backhouse at the Manchester Arena (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

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Youngster returns on big London O2 bill

Conor Benn says he is itching to get back in the ring – and he will unleash new skills at The O2 in London on July 1, live on Sky Sports.

Benn has been out of action since moving to 6-0 in December with a fourth KO win since making his debut in April.

The son of British legend Nigel now returns to action in his fourth outing at The O2 and the 20-year-old says he has been working hard on his craft in his time out, and the fans are in for a treat.

“It feels like forever that I’ve been out,” said Benn. “I was used to fighting every month but not fighting has been the best thing that’s happened to me.

“I’ve had time to work on things, to learn and perfect craft. I was racing through fights and it was more about dealing with the pressure and staying fit.

“Now I have been able to relax and take a step back, work hard on just one aspect, drilling the jab for a week in the gym and then next week looking at switch hitting - and you’ll see that all come into place on July 1 and beyond. I can’t wait to be back in there.

“I was making silly errors in my fights and I don’t need to do that. I had six fights in six months, now I’ve had about six months off, and I’ve learnt just as much, if not more, in my time out of the ring. I’ve got time on my side and I’m in no rush.”

Benn’s return is part of a stacked bill in London topped by Frank Buglioni’s first defence of his British light-heavyweight title against Ricky Summers.

Ted Cheeseman challenges Matthew Ryan for the English super-welterweight title in an eliminator for the British title, while Reece Bellotti looks to build on his impressive British featherweight title eliminator win over Dai Davies in March.

Team GB Rio Olympian Lawrence Okolie, a former Repton and Dagenham amateur, goes on the hunt for a fourth straight first round KO in the paid ranks on the bill with his potential cruiserweight local rival Isaac Chamberlain and there’s action for Southern Area super-middleweight champion Craig Richards, super-middleweight Danny Dignum and light-heavyweight Jake Ball.

Tickets are on sale to O2 Priority members priced £40, £60, £100 and £150 VIP and also go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members via stubhub.co.uk.

They go on general sale at midday on Monday (June 5), priced £40-100 at theo2.co.uk, with £150 VIP tickets available exclusively from matchroomboxing.com.

Face value tickets for July 1 are also be available fromstubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets . StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.

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