Some fighters seek to conceal their wilder instincts. Knowing the brutish nature of their profession, the animalistic feelings it brings about, some fighters look to tamp things down where they can. A flash of a grin here, some post-fight compassion there.

Conor Benn, it increasingly seems, is no suchfighter. Saturday evening’s eighty second destruction of Samuel Vargas was a show of deep malevolence; the post-fight interview which followed equally notable for its aggression and, at times, its downright obstinance.

Benn has lived within the shadow of his father Nigel for all of his half-decade career to date and while comparisons…

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