What is Conor Benn Height and Weight? The British professional boxer who has held the WBA Continental welterweight title since 2018, stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs under the welterweight, a weight class in combat sports. A professional welterweight boxer’s weight is greater than 140 pounds (≈63 kg), but no more than 147 pounds (≈67 kg).
Aside from Conor Benn height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the boxer, including his age, early life, professional career, net worth, parents, siblings, wife, and children.
Conor Benn, who was born on September 28, 1996, in Greenwich, United Kingdom, is currently 26 years.
Benn had a high-quality education thanks to his father’s success in boxing. The majority of his early years were spent in Mallorca, a Spanish island called Mallorca, and he resided together with family members in a secure, eight-bedroom mansion, which had a pool, as well as the luxury of a Jacuzzi in his room.
However, the fact that his father taught him self-reliance in his finances by not giving him money. Benn claimed that he was able to support himself through “doing painting and decorating in Spain for EUR20 a day…from six to five”. In addition, he also spent time in Australia, where he fought as an amateur prior to beginning his professional career.
Since his professional debut, Benn has been trained by Tony Sims, along with Benn’s father Nigel being a close friend and trainer of Tony throughout their boxing careers. Benn made his debut as a professional in April 2016 aged 19, at The O2 Arena in London, beating Bulgarian Ivailo Boyanov in the opening round via technical knockout.
Benn followed that up with the victory by points against Luke ‘The Nuke’ Keleher at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow in May. Then, the knockout of Lukas Radic in June. Benn was scheduled to take on Silvije Kebet as part of the undercard for Gennady Golovkin against Kell Brook on the 10th of September 2016. After Silvije Kebet walked out, Benn defeated his late substitute Joe Ducker by technical knockout in the second round to make his record unbeaten to 4-1.
Benn fought his first-ever six-round fight on the 24th of September. He was defeated by Ross Jameson. Benn won a clear-point decision. It was also his first fight at the Manchester Arena, a venue where his father was a fighter many times at world championships.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) put out prize money to defend its title in January 2018. One of the fights that they arranged was to put Benn up against Isaac MacLeod, title eliminator in an English welterweight division. They stipulated that the fight should occur before June 2018.
It was announced on the 29th of January 2018 that Benn will fight next to Amir Khan’s UK return on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, the first time Benn would fight in Merseyside. Benn signed a two-year extension with Matchroom on February 5. He defeated Chris Truman via round 4 TKO in the scheduled 6-round bout on the Khan-Lo Greco undercard.
Parents and Siblings
Conor Benn was born to Nigel Benn, his father who was a two-division world champion in boxing, and Caroline Jackson, his mother. Benn portrayed his father Nigel in the fourth instalment of the Rise of the Footsoldier film series in the year 2019.
Benn has six siblings (four half-siblings), Layla, Levi, Dominic, Sade, Rene, and Harley. Alongside his native English, Benn also speaks Spanish because of the time he lived in Mallorca as a young person.
Wife and Children
Conor Benn is married to Victoria Benn. The couple got married on March 18, 2018, after they met in 2016. Together, the couple has a son named Eli Benn, who was born on January 24, 2021.