Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella taking place? The SSE Arena, Wembley, UK

When is Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella on and what time does it start? Saturday 21st November, 2020 – 22:00 (UK)

What channel is Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella on? Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event

Where can I stream Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the fight via the Sky Sports website

Where can I get tickets for Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella? This event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Rising British welterweight star Conor Benn (16-0, 11KOs) goes into this bout with a perfect record in the professional ranks. The Destroyer was last in action in October 2019 when he brushed aside Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye in four rounds – that was the 11th time in 16 bouts in which he stopped an opponent within the opening four rounds. It must be said though that this is a step up in class for the man from Essex and he might not have it all his own way on this occasion.

Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10KOs) has not had to wait quite as long since his last fight, as his last taste of action was in August when he lost on points against former two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter in Los Angeles. That defeat is the only blemish on his professional record so far and the fact that he went the distance with one of the top fighters in the welterweight division shows what a tough competitor the German is.

THE PREDICTION

Conor Benn has shown some impressive ability during his professional career so far but it’s also hard to ignore the fact that he has yet to be really tested and this bout against the durable German fighter Sebastian Formella is a very tough challenge for the Englishman. Formella may not be in the top-tier of boxers in the welterweight division but he lasted the distance against Shawn Porter and that certainly indicates that he cannot be easily overlooked here. Benn is the favourite to win with the bookies but there may be some value in siding with the underdog if you are having a bet on the winner of the bout. The main betting tip, however, is for the fight to last the distance – even if Benn is to triumph he is unlikely to stop Formella and the German’s KO record suggests that a win inside of the distance is unlikely for him either.

PREDICTION: Fight to go the distance

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