Copper Box Arena, London - In a welterweight clash, Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) made a big statement by blowing out veteran Samuel Vargas (31-7-2, 14 KOs) in one round. (photos by Mark Robinson)
It didn't last long. Benn started slowly, but then let his hands go with very heavy punches that were landing all over Vargas. There was nothing coming back from Vargas, who was pressed against the ropes and was being battered with punches from both hands - with the referee jumping in to wave off the fight.
Vargas seemed to be fine at the time of the stoppage. Because Vargas was not doing much to defend himself and was taking continuous punches, he may have forced the referee's hand.