Conor Benn scores spectacular fourth-round KO over Chris Algieri

Conor Benn scores spectacular fourth-round KO over Chris Algieri Photo by Mark Robinson/ Matchroom Boxing 11 Dec by Tom Gray British welterweight star Conor Benn scored a vicious fourth-round knockout over former 140-pound world titlist Chris Algieri at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on Saturday. The official time was 2:58. The 27-year-old Benn was given credit for a left-hook knockdown in the second although the feet appeared to get tangled at ring center. However, there was nothing wrong with the finish as Benn trapped Algieri against the ropes and knocked him out cold with a perfect one-two in the fourth. “These aren’t tests and every time I say these aren’t tests, it sounds like arrogance but it’s just confidence,” said Benn (20-0, 13 KOs) in his post-fight interview with DAZN. “I’m ranked top five (with two governing bodies) and I’m top five for a reason. No one has done that to Algieri.” Benn was much more economical with his approach from the opening bell and impressively so. The Englishman targeted the body, and with the exception of being clipped by one memorable left hook, he posted an extremely good first round. That pattern was maintained and the bout transformed into the most impressive performance of Benn’s career to date. He avoided scores of shots by bending at the waist and moving his head and kept his opponent guessing. Algieri (25-4, 9 KOs), 37, is long past his best but he’s a cerebral technician with plenty of ring craft. The affable New Yorker didn’t know what hit him. There has been early talk about a matchup between Benn and former four-weight world titleholder Adrien Broner. Benn also mentioned the winner of February’s all-British showdown between Amir Khan and Kell Brook, and WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas also came up during the post-fight conversation. Tom Gray is Managing Editor for Ring Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing GET THE LATEST ISSUE AT THE RING SHOP (CLICK HERE) or Subscribe Share this story Ratings | View All Top 6 Pound for Pound 1 2 3 4 5 6 Trending Lomachenko-Commey undercard: Jared Anderson blasts Oleksandr Teslenko in two rounds Donaire-Gaballo undercard: Marlon Tapales stops Hiroaki Teshigawara in two rounds Conor Benn scores spectacular fourth-round KO over Chris Algieri Dmitry Bivol outclasses Umar Salamov en route to UD, retains WBA light heavyweight title Katie Taylor outpoints game Firuza Sharipova over 10 rounds, retains undisputed lightweight title Schedule | View All 11Dec Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey (ESPN/ESPN+) 11Dec Katie Taylor vs. Firuza Sharipova (DAZN) 11Dec Nonito Donaire vs. Reymart Gaballo (Showtime) Instagram Facebook RingTV Official Product Shop Now!

Conor Benn scores spectacular fourth-round KO over Chris Algieri

Conor Benn scores spectacular fourth-round KO over Chris Algieri

British welterweight star Conor Benn scored a vicious fourth-round knockout over former 140-pound world titlist Chris Algieri at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on Saturday. The official time was 2:58.

The 27-year-old Benn was given credit for a left-hook knockdown in the second although the feet appeared to get tangled at ring center. However, there was nothing wrong with the finish as Benn trapped Algieri against the ropes and knocked him out cold with a perfect one-two in the fourth.

“These aren’t tests and every time I say these aren’t tests, it sounds like arrogance but it’s just confidence,” said Benn (20-0, 13 KOs) in his post-fight interview with DAZN. “I’m ranked top five (with two governing bodies) and I’m top five for a reason. No one has done that to Algieri.”

Benn was much more economical with his approach from the opening bell and impressively so. The Englishman targeted the body, and with the exception of being clipped by one memorable left hook, he posted an extremely good first round.

That pattern was maintained and the bout transformed into the most impressive performance of Benn’s career to date. He avoided scores of shots by bending at the waist and moving his head and kept his opponent guessing.

Algieri (25-4, 9 KOs), 37, is long past his best but he’s a cerebral technician with plenty of ring craft. The affable New Yorker didn’t know what hit him.

There has been early talk about a matchup between Benn and former four-weight world titleholder Adrien Broner. Benn also mentioned the winner of February’s all-British showdown between Amir Khan and Kell Brook, and WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas also came up during the post-fight conversation.