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onor Benn could make it three wins on the bounce on Saturday night should he manage to beat Chris Algieri in Liverpool.

Following his quick-fire dismissal of Samuel Vargas back in April, ‘The Destroyer’ has certainly established himself as one of the welterweight division’s most prodigious talents. Still, his opponent tonight is a former world champion with a strong pedigree and will undoubtedly be Benn’s toughest challenge of the year.

The winner could well be in line for a shot at whoever comes out on top between Amir Khan and Kell Brook in February, although that is far from a guarantee.

Elsewhere on the card, Katie Taylor defends her undisputed lightweight title against Firuza Sharipova on what looks like a pulsating evening of action.

Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri

Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Robbie Davies Jr beats Henry Lundy via TKO for vacant WBA Continental junior welterweight title

Caoimhin Agyarko beat Noe Larios Jr via stoppage for the vacant WBA International middleweight title

Joe Cordina beat Miko Khatchatryan on points for the WBA junior lightweight title

Peter McGrail beat Engel Gomez via TKO

Callum French beat Rustem Fatkhullin via unanimous decision

Jordan Gill vs Alan Isaias Luques Castillo ended in a technical draw

Paddy Lacey beat Vasif Mamedov via unanimous decision

Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog.

Live updates

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 4: Sharipova throws a left hand over the right in a difficult start for Taylor.

The challenger is growing in confidence.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 3: Taylor finding it hard to land her combinations.

Sharipova isn’t making it easy, refusing to give her any kind of target.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 3: Sharipova very confident stepping forward but is met with a big left hand.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 2: Good right hand from Sharipova, who hasn’t been forced to move her feet much.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 2: Explosive from Taylor.

Those combinations – right hand over the jab – are a joy to watch.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 1: Sharipova did not land much towards the end there.

Cagey first round but little for Taylor to worry about.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Round 1- Taylor lands a right hand early on.

Her speed already looks too much.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

The crowd cannot get enough of Taylor.

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Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova

Hard to see Sharipova overcoming Taylor tonight.

Eddie Hearn described her and her camp as a “nightmare” in the build-up to the fight.



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