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Conor Benn options for April 23rd: Hooker, Van Heerden, More!

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Conor Benn options for April 23rd: Hooker, Van Heerden, More!

By Jack Tiernan: Eddie Hearn says he’s hoping to make a deal for Maurice Hooker to confront well known welterweight contender Conor Benn on April 23rd at the O2 Arena in London, British isles.

If Hearn simply cannot get the former WBO 140-lb champion Hooker (27-3, 3, 18 KOs), he’s acquired Chris Van Heerden, Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner as probable backup selections.

At the minute, Hearn suggests there’s fascination from Crew Hooker in the Benn (20-, 13 KOs) combat, so he’s hoping he can get the closed out quickly for April 23rd.

Hooker nevertheless risky

The 32-12 months-old Hooker is a small young than Benn’s final opponent 37-year-previous Chris Algieri, who he dispatched in 4 rounds past month on December 11th in Liverpool, British isles.

There is threat involved for Benn facing a guy with the form of electrical power, measurement, and knowledge that Hooker possesses.

If Benn loses this struggle to Hooker, Hearn will be dumped on by supporters for throwing the inexperienced 25-year-old Conor in with a person that was much too sophisticated.

Hooker can even now punch like a mule kicks, but he’s experienced the latest knockout losses towards Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Jose Ramirez.

Individuals defeats had been much more a solution of Hooker-facing fellas that would have likely crushed him at any phase of his occupation. In other text, the losses weren’t defeat Hooker’s age because he’s not that aged.

Boxing supporters have been providing Hearn grief lately about his behavior of matching Benn versus older fighters that are a small extensive in the tooth.

Hearn is not all set to toss Benn in with anyone that could conquer him like David Avanesyan, Vergil Ortiz, or Jaron Ennis.

It is fully probable that enthusiasts won’t get a opportunity to see Benn analyzed in an reliable way until eventually he fights for a globe title towards the winner of the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas combat.

Benn vs. Hooker is attainable on April 23

“Chris Van, Hooker, Guerrero, Broner, and many others.,” claimed Eddie Hearn to iFL Tv set on Conor Benn’s future battle on April 23rd. “I like the Maurice Hooker battle I consider it is a huge battle.

Conor Benn, Julio Cesar Martinez, Roman Gonzalez boxing photo and news image

“There is some fascination from Staff Hooker, and we’ll see if we can shut that out. Yeah, April 23rd at the O2 looks like the most likely date,” stated Hearn.

Hooker would be a terrific fight, but the lovers will not be as psyched if he chooses 34-12 months-previous Chris Van Heerden or 38-calendar year-aged Robert Guerrero.

Hearn requirements to be thorough that he does not continue on to match Benn against opposition that is also aged and past it for them to be practical in his development. You can argue that Benn figured out nothing at all from his current fights against Chris Algieri and Samuel Vargas.

Benn must be preventing these kinds of fighters:

  • Alexander Besputin
  • Egidijus Kavaliauskas
  • Alexis Rocha
  • Florian Marku
  • Jamal James
  • Abel Ramos
  • Mykal Fox
  • Mikey Garcia
  • Danny Garcia
  • Daniyar Yeleussinov

Chocolatito vs. Rey Martinez on March 5th

“I can not think it. Substantial struggle, tickets are traveling,” explained Hearn on the Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez vs. Julio Cesar Martinez combat on March 5th. “But he does wrestle at the fat [112], Martinez, and I spoke to Eddy Reynoso. He reported, ‘I love it.’

“Obviously, there was a little bit of negotiation that went on soon after that. It is a excellent deal for Martinez, and you’ve got an unbelievable fight, Julio Cesar Martinez from Chocolatito.

Conor Benn, Julio Cesar Martinez, Roman Gonzalez boxing photo and news image

“By the way, as considerably as we say, honest play to Martinez, reasonable play to Chocolatito. He’s an animal, Julio Cesar Martinez, and Chocolatito did not care. ‘No worry, let’s go. I’m schooling for a struggle I’m prepared.

“If Martinez beats Chocolatito, the Estrada fight is a enormous struggle, but I anticipate right after this struggle for him to go back again down to flyweight, and we’d appreciate to do a unification with Sunny Edwards,” claimed Hearn.

Matching Julio Cesar Martinez towards Sunny Edwards should be a fun struggle thanks to the revenge angle. Martinez ruined Sunny’s brother a number of yrs in the past in a fight ruled a no contest.

It is a massive action up for Rey Martinez (18-1, 14 KOs) with him getting on Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KOs) on March 5th at the Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California.

Martinez’s fighting design and style is the sort that Chocolatito has always excelled from during his vocation. However, Chocolatito is about to switch 35, coming off a war from Juan Estrada, and he has not fought in 12 months.

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