Date: 3rd June 2017 at 11:37am
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Since making his professional debut, with his dad watching on from ringside, Conor Benn has seen his career move in the right direction.

Conor, son of the famous former world title holder Nigel Benn, has accumulated a ring record that read 6-0 with 4 wins coming by knockout.

However, his blossoming career was rudely interrupted by injury but now, fully recovered Conor is set to feature on the Eddie Hearn promotion, at the O2 Arena, on July 1st.

It will be the fourth time Conor has boxed at the O2 Arena and the 20-year-old is super-keen to get back into the ring, remarking to the media,

?It feels like forever that I?ve been out. 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.?

At 20, Conor does indeed have time on his side and the break may well have done him good as he seeks to emulate the feats of his legendary father.

Here at Vital Boxing we?re looking forward to his long-awaited return to the ring.