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Kongo: I know I’ll do a better job on Formella than Benn and Porter did

Kongo faces Formella in Wembley on Saturday

Chris Kongo clashes with Sebastian Formella at the SSE Arena on Saturday Photo Credit: BOXXER/Lawrence Lustig
Chris Kongo clashes with Sebastian Formella at the SSE Arena on Saturday Photo Credit: BOXXER/Lawrence Lustig

Chris Kongo says he will beat Sebastian Formella in better fashion than Conor Benn and Shawn Porter managed to.

Kongo (13-1, 7 KOs) faces durable operator, Formella (23-2, 11 KOs) at the SSE Arena on Saturday on the undercard of Richard Riakporhe’s world cruiserweight title eliminator against Fabio Turchi.

The German bounced back with victory in his home country after back-to-back points defeats to Porter and Benn respectively and Kongo believes he will hand the 35-year-old a third professional defeat and admits he wouldn’t be suprised if he ends the fight inside the distance.

“I don’t know [if it goes the distance]. We can only wait and see,” the 29-year-old told proboxing-fans.com.

“As long as I do my work and I do what I need to do, that’s the main thing for me and like I keep saying it’ll be even better for me to get the rounds, because [of] the inactivity.

 

“I probably need the rounds more than the stoppage, but if the stoppage comes it comes. Don’t be suprised if it comes.

“I already know I’m going to do a better job [than Porter and Benn did against Formella].

“It’s just about me going to show it now. I’ve put that and drilled that in my head.

“So people can say whatever they want to say, but I know, facts, I’ll do a better job on 11th June.”

Kongo returned with a points win over Dotel in March Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER
Kongo returned with a points win over Dotel in March Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER

‘2 Slick’, who signed with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER and Sky Sports in January, ended a one year lay-off following a first professional loss to Michael McKinson, with a points victory over Kelvin Dotel at the same venue in March.

The South Londoner has been linked with showdowns with Benn as well as undefeated Albanian contender and promotional stablemate, Florian Marku who he has accused of not desiring a fight with him.

Formella was comfortably beaten by Benn in November 2020 Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Formella was comfortably beaten by Benn in November 2020 Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“That’s been a realistic fight for a long time,” Kongo added.

“I’ve said this before, I was supposed to fight this guy on three days’ notice.

Formella was also outpointed by former welterweight world champion, Porter in August 2020 Photo Credit: Sean Michael Ham/Premier Boxing Champions
Formella was also outpointed by former welterweight world champion, Porter in August 2020 Photo Credit: Sean Michael Ham/Premier Boxing Champions

“I was ready to fight, he didn’t want to fight, making up excuses.

“I’m from London. I went all the way to Newcastle to go and look for him, so that shows you how interested I am in that fight.

“But, I can’t keep chasing forever if he’s going to keep running.”

Watch the full interview with Chris Kongo below:

 

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