Harley Benn set to make pro debut Nov. 25
Another member of the Benn band is set to usher in his introduction to pro boxing.
London’s Harley Benn, the 20-year-old son of former two-division champion Nigel Benn, is scheduled to make his pro debut on Nov. 25 at the Brentwood Centre in Essex, England, it was announced on Monday.
The card will be headlined by London’s Bradley Skeete (24-1, 11 knockouts) and a defense of his British welterweight title against Manchester’s Shayne Singleton (23-1, 8 KOs). The co-feature pits Romford’s Lee Markham (16-3-1, 7 KOs) defending his English middleweight title against Andrew Robinson, who replaces the injured Joe Mullender.
Benn’s pro debut is against an as-yet-to-be named opponent, but it comes 25 years after his father won a decision against Lenzie Morgan, also at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on Oct. 26, 1991. Another of Nigel’s sons, Conor Benn, is 5-0 with three knockouts after turning pro in April.
Also on the card is light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (8-0, 7 KOs), who recently fought on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith last month, recording a first-round knockout, against an as-yet-to-be determined opponent. And junior lightweight Boy Jones (10-0-1, 7 KOs) against Martin Hillman (7-2, 2 KOs).
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