In a rematch of the 2017 blockbuster, this fight didn’t exactly live up to the same standards going into the later rounds. However, this was due to Connor Benn making adjustments mid-fight and executing a working game-plan very well.
From the first round, Benn showed that he has some work to do on the defensive side of the sport. In addition, he struggles with finding the proper distance and creating space.
By round five, Benn started to find his rhythm and timing. As Peynaud would step in, he would step back and counter down the middle.
He also started using his jab more to stifle his opponent’s aggression. In round seven, as Peynaud rushed in, he landed a straight right in his midsection and scored another knockdown.
However, despite a good showing, Connor Benn also ended up making a clown of himself as he tried to pull a legendary Ali shuffle but ended up failing miserably.
There are many things Benn needs to work on, but at only 21 years of age and a 13-0 record, he has plenty of time.