Benn v Formella

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    So is the Benn fight going ahead then?
  2. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Trivial Annoyance Gold Medalist Full Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Yep, seems to be
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  3. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Just caught the weigh in there,formella looks fleshy and a bit smaller than benn which was surprising for me.looking forward to this one.
  4. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Isn't that just stating the obvious though?

    At the stage Connor is at in his career, he will know that himself.... but getting that type of sparring is superb for his development.
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  5. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Yeah was surprised by how soft he looks.
  6. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Is it just me, or does Benn come across as unlikeable?

    I dont think he has much confidence in himself at times, just watched after the weigh in when being interviewed for a minute. Basically saying how things don't bother him when it looks to me they clearly do.
  7. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    Shouldn't read too much into it. I do feel he needs to step up after this fight, let's see how far this lad can go.
  8. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    He's an odd character, seems to come across as trying too hard to be authentic. In reality he's grown up with huge wealth for his entire life so has had a very different existence to 99.9% of young men.

    His father was authentic and obviously a gifted and popular fighter in his own right, must be very difficult to be in that shadow.
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  9. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013

    He is actually a nice young man but it's everything that goes with it, it's the privilege, like many have said before.. if he was called Conor Smith he wouldn't even be signed with Matchroom.

    But I get what you mean, he does comes across a little contradictory, I don't think he knows who he is, is he Nigel's son or Conor Benn and his own man, he is really trying to be his own man but if nobody mentions his Dad then not many people are that interested.
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  10. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    I don’t mind conor but don’t get why he puts on that voice to try and sound like his dad. Makes me cringe a bit
  11. Snowy1989

    Snowy1989 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2015
    Formella an outsider here at 2/1 despite having a deeper resume than Benn, has the market got this one wrong by backing the more popular fighter?

    Only going off Formella’s resume, but it looks stronger than Benn’s whom I’ve never considered a true welter.
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  12. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Young Benn ripe for a good KO and this Tough Teak Hamburg lad going the distance with Kitchen Porter leads me to think there is a decent chance here of the apple falling from the tree.
  13. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    I'd take Formella at those odds. Benn should be an underdog going off past performances and at best be priced at evens, his price might even come in a bit more if the casuals keep lumping on up until the event.
  14. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Don’t forget what happened to Vazquez only the other month who comprehensively outboxed Ritson and only dropped a couple of rounds...he was completely shafted on the cards. It’s no wonder we see skewed odds like that which doesn’t reflect where both fighters are at...rather, it reflects where the fight is being held and that the BBBofC are officiating it.

    A non puncher is fighting a Matchroom hype job, (who earlier in his career was gifted a draw) this is only going one way lads.
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  15. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    To be fair, the aussie boxer who fought Selby got a fair shake, probably due to the recent controversy.

    It depends how Formella is boxing Benn. If he's 'stealing rounds' then I'd recommend backing him then trading out. In the past I'd even then put some of that green profit on the UK fighter to try get a bigger profit due to robbery scorecards.

    If he was putting on a clinic I'd just let it run.

    So it depends really how the fight is going and how the opponent is fighting. I'd still taking Formella at a good price then just follow my usual guidance.

    For what it's worth, I used to trade on the BF platform and was one of the few who made money over the long term.