Benn vs Algieri: Undercard, start time, ring walks, how to watch fight, live stream, prediction, odds

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  • Chris Algieri
    American boxer
  • Conor Benn
    Boxer
  • Katie Taylor
    Katie Taylor
    Irish association footballer and boxer
 (James Chance/Getty Images, Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
(James Chance/Getty Images, Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Conor Benn returns to the ring this weekend with an intriguing 10-round fight against Chris Algieri.

The undefeated ‘Destroyer’ moved to 19-0 as a professional with his wide points win over Adrian Granados on the Warrington-Lara 2 undercard in Leeds back in September and, while that was a useful workout and a good exercise in getting rounds under the belt, it paled in comparison to his stunning, vicious 82-second stoppage of Samuel Vargas.

Benn now has his sights set on meeting the winner of the long overdue all-British catchweight grudge match between Amir Khan and Kell Brook in February, but first he must overcome a seasoned campaigner in Algieri in Liverpool.

Now known more for his ringside commentary than in-ring exploits, the 37-year-old Algieri has only fought once since 2019 - a unanimous decision win over fellow American veteran Mikkel LesPierre in August.

‘The Fighting Collegian’ is a former WBO light welterweight champion who went 12 rounds with Manny Pacquiao in an unsuccessful welterweight title challenge in 2014, while he was also stopped by Errol Spence Jr in 2016.

Algieri - an ex-kickboxing champion - is best known on these shores for his 2015 bout against Khan, losing on points in New York. He also beat Tommy Coyle at Madison Square Garden back in 2019.

Benn vs Algieri fight card/undercard in full

Chief support on the night comes from Katie Taylor, who defends her WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF women’s lightweight titles against WBA mandatory challenger Firuza Sharipova of Kazakhstan.

Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri

Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Robbie Davies Jr vs Henry Lundy

Caoimhin Agyarko vs Noe Larios Jr

Joe Cordina vs Miko Khatchatryan

Joe McGrail vs Francisco Rodriguez

Callum French vs Rustem Fatkhullin

Jordan Gill vs Alan Isaias Luques Castillo

Paddy Lacey vs Vasif Mamedov

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Benn vs Algieri date, start time, venue and ring walks

Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri takes place on Saturday December 11, 2021 at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

The ring walks for the main event are expected at around 10pm GMT, with the main undercard getting underway at approximately 6pm. There will be preliminary undercard bouts from 4pm.

How to watch Benn vs Algieri

Saturday’s event is being broadcast live via streaming service DAZN, with a monthly subscription currently costing £7.99 in the UK.

The service can be viewed on smart TVs in addition to other devices such as computers, mobiles, gaming consoles and tablets.

You can also follow all the action on fight night with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

Benn vs Algieri fight prediction

This is a good fight for Benn - one of Britain’s most exciting fistic talents - to take the next step in his burgeoning career.

Algieri is a well-known, respected and tough opponent who loves a scrap, but his best days in the ring have surely long since passed.

Benn got a valuable workout against Granados, even if the performance lacked the formidable power of his devastating win over Vargas.

However, that was largely due to a reluctance to engage on his opponent’s part - something that won’t be the case with Algieri.

We expect Benn to put on another impressive show here and secure a stoppage in the latter half of the fight. Let’s say round eight.

Benn vs Algieri weigh-in

Both made weight on Friday at the final showdown, Algieri coming in at 14lb exactly while Benn weight 146lb 08oz.

  • Robbie Davies Jr 139 vs Hank Lundy 141

  • Joe Cordina 129 vs Miko Khatchatryan 129

  • Peter McGrail 123 vs Engel Gomez 124

  • Caoimhin Agyarko 159 vs Noe Larios Jr (160)

Benn vs Algieri betting odds

Benn to win: 1/8

Algieri to win: 9/2

Draw: 25/1

Benn by decision/technical decision: 23/10

Benn by KO, TKO or DQ: 8/13

Algieri points or decision: 13/2

Algieri by KO, TKO or DQ: 11/1

Odds via Betfair. Click here to find out more.

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