Conor Benn rages at opponent Adrian Granados in final ten seconds of fight as he is taken the distance by crafty veteran in Leeds
Conor Benn cut a frustrated figure, despite taking his record to 19-0 with a unanimous decision win over Adrian Granados on Saturday night in Leeds.
The rising welterweight contender shouted at his opponent in anger in the final round of their fight, annoyed he had not produced the war he’d promised people.
Benn began the fight as the aggressor – a pattern that continued for all ten rounds.
His assault in the opener kept Granados on the back foot, but made no major imprint.
In the second, the Mexican-American fired back and countered Benn well on a couple of occasions.
However, the Brit’s shots appeared to have more meaningful impact when they landed.
Benn adopted a more patient approach in round three, which worked to good effect.
At the end of the session, he landed a series of hooks and rattled his opponent.
Benn’s body shots hurt Granados in the rounds that followed and, by the halfway stage, it appeared as though the end was nearing.
The veteran battled back well though and had success of his own, dragging the youngster into a decent test.
The contest ultimately went the ten-round distance with Benn pressing, but unable to secure a stoppage as Granados circled.
The young Brit finally let his anger out in the last round, shouting and gesturing at his opponent to exchange.
Granados was happy to hear the final bell.
When the scorecards were read out, Benn was announced the winner with scores of 100-90, 99-91, 97-93.
“It was very frustrating,” Benn admitted after the fight.
“He was talking like we were gonna come together like truck and it was gonna be a great fight for the fans, and he was on his bike the whole night.
“I was ready to go toe-to-toe and let him have it, but I had to hunt him down, which is what I done.
“When a Mexican don’t wanna engage, you know you can’t half dig.”
Benn is now looking at bigger and better, writing on Instagram of his grand plans.
“We move on to the next one, I’ve defended my WBA title five times now… world title shot is around the corner!”
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