Conor Benn: American experience will help


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Conor Benn says he “really enjoyed” his debut victory on American soil on Saturday night and he feels the experience has provided a good platform to build on for future fights in the US.

Benn, son of former middleweight and super middleweight world champion boxer Nigel, made his trans-Atlantic bow at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island against Brandon Sanudo.

The British boxer, who was also taking on his first Mexican opponent, looked menacing from the first bell and a vicious body shot with 44 seconds of the second round left secured the KO victory.

‘The Destroyer’ extends his perfect record to 10-0 and this was also his fifth consecutive finish inside three rounds, strengthening his claims for a potential title fight.

Benn was very happy with his display in New York and he believes fighting in America so early in his career will only benefit him when he returns to the US for a second bout.

“I really enjoyed it and got some reception here, so it’s just a great experience so early in my career,” he told Sky Sports.

“To hit America and England is something special. It’s really different.

“Here the way they do things is completely different and it will take a while to get used to it, but it is early doors and when it comes to the time to fight here – potentially for titles – I will know what I’m in for.”

Elsewhere, in the main event of the evening, Daniel Jacobs returned to winning ways and began his hunt for another world title after producing a classy performance to beat Luis Arias.

The ‘Miracle Man’ had not boxed since taking Gennady Golovkin the distance in March but slipped back into the groove with a unanimous points decision.

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