Conor Benn vs Adrian Granados: Benn to return with a vengeance

Benn has the chance to showcase his skills in front of 20,000 fans in Leeds this weekend.

Conor Benn finally makes his return and after missing out on headlining Fight Camp this summer, expect no mercy at Headingley Stadium.

The rising welterweight will face Adrian Granados in a rescheduled bout on the undercard of Josh Warrington's rematch against Mauricio Lara.

Benn goes into this having secured the biggest win of his five-year pro career against Samuel Vargas in April 2021 at the Copper Box Arena.

The Colombian - who knocked down Amir Khan in 2018 - was expected to provide a stern test for the British prospect.

However, Benn made light work of his veteran opponent, blasting him out inside 82 seconds. Khan and Shawn Porter were the names mentioned by the 24-year-old after his sensational win.

They collide in a 12-round bout at welterweight and will be on a card that also includes undisputed lightweight queen Katie Taylor, live and exclusive to DAZN.

The stats that matter…

Granados is seven years Benn's senior and has more professional rounds in the bank with 194 compared to Benn's 68.

The American has had 14 more fights than Benn, but this comes with mixed results. From his 32 bouts, there have been eight defeats and three draws.

Granados' record suggests he does carry punching power, as 15 of his 21 wins have come via TKO/KO (71%). This is slightly better than the Brit, who has 12 wins via TKO/KO from his 18 bouts so far (67%).

Eight of Benn's first 10 professional contests were won via stoppage although he has gone the distance in four of his last eight.

After his comprehensive victory over Vargas in April, Benn will be looking for a knockout once again against Granados.

Out of Granados' eight losses, only one ended via TKO/KO and that was against former two-weight world champion Danny Garcia. "Tigre" was knocked down twice in round two and once in round five before the referee halted the fight in the seventh.

Benn's performance against Vargas put the welterweight division on notice. While Granados' recent record is questionable, he should not be written off.

However, with Khan and Kell Brook both finished alongside the retirement of Carl Froch, Tony Bellew and James DeGale in recent years, Benn has an opportunity to become the UK's new poster boy.

Eddie Hearn and DAZN need fresh blood to front the streaming platform and with the personality and fighting mentality of Benn, they may have found the perfect face.

First thing is first, he needs to win on Saturday and while it should last longer than 82 seconds, we expect another crushing knockout.

When and where?

Headingley Stadium on September 4.

How can I watch it?

DAZN worldwide.

What's on the line?

The Destroyer will be making the fifth defence of his WBA Continental welterweight title.

The full card:

Mauricio Lara vs Josh Warrington 2

Katie Taylor vs Jennifer Han

Conor Benn vs Adrian Granados

Jovanni Straffon vs Maxi Hughes

Hopey Price vs Zahid Hussain

Jack Bateson vs Felix Garcia

Ebanie Bridges vs Mailys Gangloff

Mali Wright vs Antony Woolery

Brandon Stansfield vs MJ Hall

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