Eddie Hearn for Matchroom boxing is back with another stacked card that highlights the wealth of talent present in British boxing at the moment. Former world featherweight champion Josh Warrington returns to the ring in the bill topper when trying to avenge his only career defeat against Mexican Mauricio Lara earlier this year. That’s a 12-round contest the Leeds Warrior knows he must win if he’s to have any chance of returning as champion of the world and getting his career back on track.
Warrington v Lara II is the main attraction on this card from Headingley Rugby League Stadium in Leeds you can watch live on DAZN this weekend but it’s not the only bout of note on the night. There’s a fight on the undercard that has been months in the making as Conor Benn finally gets his chance to face off against Adrian Granados. This will be the third time this bout has been scheduled with the previous two attempts hampered by the coronavirus outbreak and resulting UK lockdowns.
Benn v Granados has kept Matchroom more interested than fans for much of this year and it’s a surprise the promoters have stuck by this bout when it may have been easier to cut their losses and look elsewhere. Does the backroom team know something we don’t? Should followers get ready for a thrilling contest that will see the unbeaten Benn pushed hard by an experienced American who comes to win? Let’s find out.
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With interest high in this fight due to the past issues, leading bookmakers have gone all out to ensure fight fans can ramp up their interest with a bet on the action. The leading sportsbooks have had their odds available for quite some time and have kept them live when the dates have changed. There has been very little movement in the betting as neither fighter has been in action or suffered any major injuries in training. There will even be bettors who have already made their predictions on the outcome of this one and will be delighted to see it finally go ahead, releasing the stake they had tied up in the bout for months.
The fight-winner betting market is the simplest and, therefore, the most popular option to bet on this bout but Benn is a strong favorite and the current odds on a home win for the Brit prices most casual followers and bettors out of an interest. Unless you are gambling on the American to cause an upset and wreck the party there’s not much point in getting your stake down and predicting the winner of this night. This one looks like a case of how Conor wins rather than if he wins.
The form of the Dark Destroyer’s son makes it difficult to argue with traders over their stance on that one. It shouldn’t put you off having a bet on the outcome of the fight though as there’s value to be found in the specials if you are willing to work hard enough to find it. The more effort and research you put into solving this puzzle the better your chances will be of beating the traders and landing a handsome profit.
Benn is improving with the passing of each fight, and the exciting thing for fans is there’s plenty more to come from him. He has a fantastic coaching team and training facilities and the advice from his famous fighting father to make the most of the lockdowns. The delays to this fight have held his career back a little, but one big performance will see him burst back onto the scene and remind us just why he’s rated so highly in the game.
The 24-year-old from Essex arrives on fight night, having stopped three of his last four opponents, including the highly respected Samual Vargas, in the opening round in his most recent contest. That was a shocking result and made the leading contenders of the division sit up and take note. Benn was expected to beat Vargas, but few had him picked to do it in such an emphatic style. That was just a taste of things to come, and he’ll deal with his American opponent in a similar fashion. Granados isn’t as good as Vargas.
The form of the away fighter does little to excite and even less to suggest we could see an upset on the cards this weekend. Granados brings a professional record of 21-8-3 with 15 knockout wins, but he has been stopped once himself. He’s a tough fighter who is capable of withstanding the early onslaught that will come at him from Benn. He’ll soon find out his opponent is fit enough and strong enough to keep it up well into the middle rounds,
Adrian has won only one of his last four outings and was taken out in round seven by Danny Garcia for the WBC silver title, dropped twice in round two and once in round five on a card in Carson in 2019. Since then, he has lost on points to Robert Easter Jr and fought out a draw with Joe Luis Sanchez.
Benn to win @ -2000 Caesars Sportsbook
Benn in rounds 1-6 @ +130 Caesars Sportsbook
Below you’ll find a table with all the information you need to watch this fight live on TV.
|Conor Benn vs Adrian Granados Information|
|Fight||Conor Benn v Adrian Granados|
|Location||Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Leeds|
|Date and Time||Sunday, August 29, 20:00 EST|
|How to watch||Live on DAZN|
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