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Unbeaten welterweight Conor Benn is the current WBA continental champion
Unbeaten welterweight Conor Benn is the current WBA continental champion

Conor Benn has signed a new multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing as he chases a world title shot. 

The unbeaten welterweight, 24, picked up the 19th win of his pro career by outpointing Adrian Granados in Leeds earlier this month. 

And he intends to make it a hat-trick of victories in 2021 before the year draws to a close, having also blasted out Samuel Vargas inside a round back in April.

The Destroyer said: "I am extremely excited to extend my professional relationship with Matchroom.

"They believed in me from the start, gave me an amazing opportunity and have supported me to grow as a professional fighter. 

"We have made huge plans to be involved in big fights, headlining major events across the globe and making progressive moves towards achieving my goal of being a world champion.

"I want to say thank you to Tony Sims, Charlie Sims and Lee Emptage for their help in assisting me to getting this deal over the line, also Eddie for the continued belief in pursuing my dreams and making them a reality. 

"Lastly, thank you to the rest of the Matchroom Boxing team for the hard work that goes into the events behind the scenes and making the special nights possible."

Matchroom supremo Hearn added: "I'm delighted to sign a new multi-fight promotional deal with Conor. 

"I've witnessed first-hand how hard this young man has worked and he now sits as a major player in British boxing. 

"His next fight will be in December and an announcement on this will be made soon."

Under the watchful eye of Tony Sims, Benn has made rapid strides since joining the paid ranks in 2016. 

And the experienced trainer cannot wait to see his charge with a world title around his waist. 

He said: "I have seen the talent emerge from Conor since the early stages.

"It has taken time and persistence to get here and I know Eddie and the Matchroom team have always backed us, produced opportunities and delivered at the highest level. 

"Right now, in my opinion there isn't a better team in boxing for Conor to take him all the way. 

"With Matchroom and DAZN supporting us, Conor can progress to a level where he can consistently headline major events and be in major fights as we continue our pursuit of world title challenges. 

"I'm extremely happy we have a solid plan and signed a deal moving forward with Eddie and the team."

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