Conor Benn will have his first look at opponent Samuel Vargas at Thursday’s press conference – watch a live stream here from 2pm.
Benn to fight Vargas on Saturday night, live Sky Sports, alongside Savannah Marshall’s WBO middleweight title defense against Maria Lindberg and the WBA bantamweight title fight between Ebanie Bridges and Shannon Courtenay.
“It’s as hard as they come,” Benn said of Vargas. “He’s been with the toughest fighters of our generation – Errol Spence Jr, Danny Garcia, Vergil Ortiz, Luis Collazo, Amir Khan.
“It’s a big step forward, but you have to take a bet, take risks.
“There is no cap to my career. Every career you look back at, I’m a different fighter with different tools.
“Do I expect a tough fight with Vargas? Of course. When you talk about marginal world level, he’s your man. He’s a veteran, tough and durable, a typical South American who will leave his heart in the ring. “