Samuel Vargas has promised to deliver a “right hand from hell” and derail Conor Benn’s ambitions when the pair meet on Saturday night.
Benn defends his WBA Continental Welterweight title against seasoned operator, Vargas at the Copper Box Arena, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN worldwide.
‘The Destroyer’ registered a career best performance and victory over Sebastian Formella in November, however the 31-year-old challenger says he has seen flaws in the undefeated Brit’s game, which he intends to take full advantage of.
“He’s a strong, young fighter,” Vargas said on a Zoom media call on Tuesday.
“He’s going to come out strong I think. He looks physically fit all the time so I’m expecting a really strong guy, but he seems very wild, makes mistakes that he has to pay for.
“That’s part of the plan [take him to the trenches]. We’ve got to break him down, take his soul and break him down little by little.
“He doesn’t have the experience to handle that.”
Vargas has shared the ring with the likes of Errol Spence Jr, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz who most recently stopped him in seven rounds last July.
The Canadian-Colombian dismissed comparisons between unbeaten Ortiz Jr and Benn and believes he can deliver a punishing right hand to halt his rival’s ambitions.
“There’s a lot of holes in his game,” Vargas continued.
“He leads with his body, with his head a lot, his hands are always down, little things like that.
“When you look at Vergil Ortiz, he just comes forward like a powerhouse and just like his last fight he pretty much hurt the guy’s arm, just like me.
“There are a lot of technical mistakes I see.
“A right hand from hell that’s what I’m going to offer him, I’m going to get him.”
Vargas is a familiar customer in the UK having lost on a unanimous decision to Amir Khan back in September 2018.
Khan dropped the South American twice, but was floored himself from a accurate right hand and has warned Benn of the danger posed.
Vargas admits he has unfinished business and is determined to go one better on his second outing in the UK.
“Last time I was here in the UK I came close to closing the show, but I didn’t have enough time in the round.
“So this time I’m going to bring the same energy, but this time I have to finish the job and it would mean a lot to me personally and in my boxing career it would be a statement for sure.
“I expect a lot of fans to tune in and watch the fight. It’s going to be a hell of a show.
“I know I’m going to bring the heat. He’s going to do what he’s able to do.
“I’m a completely different fighter for sure [from the Khan fight].
“Stronger mentally, physically and more experienced obviously.”