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Conor Benn
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Conor Benn wins the award for 2021 prospect of the year

PROSPECT OF THE YEAR 2021

1. Conor Benn
Though he arguably lost the ‘prospect’ tag in 2021 with a series of victories over ageing gatekeeper-types, he’s still some way from being regarded as a proven force at world level. Yet the manner of his victories ensured that his fanbase grew and the interest that surrounds him – initially created from his surname but now a bona fide attraction in his own right – looks set to skyrocket in 2022. Charismatic, ambitious and truly exciting to watch, Benn knows he has to step beyond his current level of opposition if he’s to really forge his reputation.

Conor Benn prospect of the year
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2. Sebastian Fundora

3. Janibek Alimkhanuly

4. Xander Zayas

5. Bakhodir Jalolov

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