Matchroom Boxing have confirmed that Conor Benn’s clash with Sebastian Formella will now headline on Saturday November 21 at The SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
‘The Destroyer’ (16-0, 11 KOs) scored two knockout wins in 2019, firstly taking out Jussi Koivula with a second-round stoppage in his first headline fight at York Hall in June, and then stopping Steve Jamoye in four rounds at The O2 in October.
Formella (22-1, 10 KOs) went on a 22-fight winning streak before taking two-time world champion Shawn Porter the distance in his first career defeat in August.
After two quick wins on the spin, unbeaten Croat Alen Babic (5-0, 5 KOs) takes on Hatfield’s Tom Little (10-8, 3 KOs).
“It’s been a busy period, but I don’t want to rest, I want to fight,” said Babic. “Tom’s a cool guy, he’s a warrior. We’ve exchanged messages on social media but that won’t hold me back, ‘The Savage’ is waiting to be released and score another KO.”
“Alen makes too many mistakes,” said Little. “I’ve boxed at a much higher level and it will show. “I’ll be too much for him, this is too early in his career. I’ve been training for a while now with this fight in the back of my mind, so I’m prepared. The so-called Savage won’t hear the final bell.”
Fresh from winning the English heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Simon Vallily at Fight Camp, Ipswich talent Fabio Wardley (9-0, 8 KOs) takes on Ghana’s Richard Lartey (14-3, 11 KOs) – a former opponent of Dubois and Nathan Gorman.
“Lartey’s a great opponent for me at this stage of my career,” said Wardley. “He’s a really strong and durable opponent that will definitely look to test me and take me in to the later rounds. You’ve seen in his previous fights that he’s not shy of a tear up so there may be moments in the fight when I’ll have to bite down on my gum shield and get stuck in, which I can’t wait for!”
Following the disappointment of his fight with Christopher Lovejoy falling through at the last moment, Dave Allen (18-5-2, 15 KOs) returns to the ring looking to end the year on a high.
Also on the card, featherweight prospect Hopey Price (3-0, 1 KO) returns after his win over Jonny Phillips on Fight Camp Week 2 and Donnington’s Liam Davies (7-0, 2 KOs) battles Liverpool’s Sean Cairns (7-2, 1 KO) for the English bantamweight title.