News | Mar 16 2018

After narrow escape, Conor Benn to rematch Cedrick Peynaud

Peynaud put Conor Benn through hell, but he wants to do it all again, writes John Dennen
Conor Benn
Benn rematched Cedrick Peynaud after a tough fight Action Images/Peter Cziborra

CONOR BENN, a feted, high profile prospect was in hell. At York Hall in December 2017, unheralded opponent Cedrick Peynaud had put Benn down heavily twice in the first round. He subjected Conor to fearful punishment. Although he, the son of Nigel Benn, managed to come back and drop the Frenchman twice himself. In that bout Benn got a 57-54 verdict from referee Robert Williams although the fight was far closer than that and could well have been a draw.

Benn however intends to rematch Peynaud to settle the issue.

“It’s part of the plan,” Benn’s manager, Charlie Sims told Boxing News. “He’s going to get a run out April 21 on the Amir Khan return [in Liverpool] and then we’re going to look at the rematch after that, the next fight. We’ve just got to discuss with Eddie Hearn [Benn’s promoter] what show it’s going to go on. Because we were looking at the May 5 show for the Haye-Bellew fight but it’s too close to April 21 so we need to find another show for him to go on but that’s the plan. To get back and put things right, if you like.”


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