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Conor Benn joins Matchroom stablemates, signs with Wasserman

Phil Jay 01/07/2016

Lawrence Lustig

British Super lightweight and upcoming prospect Conor Benn has signed an exclusive management deal with Wasserman Sports Agency, WBN can reveal.

The 19 year-old son of ex-world champion and legend Nigel Benn, burst onto the UK scene earlier this year when turning professional with Matchroom Boxing headed by respected promoter Eddie Hearn.

‘The Destroyer’ has impressively won all three of his contests in the paid ranks so far and featured on high profile undercards headlined by current world title holders Anthony Joshua and Ricky Burns – live on Sky Sports.

Most recently, Benn took out Lukas Radic in under three minutes at The O2 Arena for a second knockout win and to complete a perfect first two months in ring. The youngster is due to stay busy for the rest of 2016 and beyond as Benn attempts to make his own name in the business his famous father went on to rule in two weight divisions.

“I feel like signing with Wasserman is the final piece to the puzzle I needed for me to be an all-round professional athlete. It’s great to be looked after commercially by the best as I continue to progress with my career,” Benn told World Boxing News.

Also on the Joshua v Dominic Breazeale bill, Matchroom and now Wasserman stableman Ted Cheeseman improved to 5-0 with a fourth career stoppage victory. Cheeseman, 20, had too much for Danny Little for the duration of the contest and got the job done in the fifth round for one of his most eye-catching triumphs to date.

Cheeseman and Benn are in good company at Wasserman as rising stars Ohara Davies, Anthony Ogogo and Luke Campbell are already under the same umbrella, alongside world-rated George Groves and three-weight world champion Ricky Burns.

One of the most avoided lightweights in the country, Davies, 24, pushed his record to 12-0 on June 21 with a fifth round TKO of previously undefeated Zoltan Szabo, whilst Burns is lined up to defend his WBA 140 pound title later this year against Ricky Hatton fighter Kiryl Relikh.

On the back of confirming the link-up, Wasserman Boxing Executive Consultant Charlies Sims spoke exclusively to World Boxing News.

“This is exciting news for Wasserman who are a giant sports agency looking to help rebuild boxing management,” explained Sims.

“Wasserman are helping to bring boxing up to date with other competitive sports, and we believe alongside Eddie Hearn, who was helped a lot in promoting and modernising boxing events, Wasserman’s boxing department will be helping in alignment to take management to new heights.

“That’s the vision moving forward, and we believe this could be one of the most exciting boxing management teams domestically and defiantly across the globe.

“With some further development, Wasserman will have the most elite boxing team in the years to come and we look forward to some more big names signings this summer,” he added.