By William Lloyd: Conor Benn states he’s all set to battle for a planet title in his subsequent time out versus WBA welterweight winner Yordenis Ugas if the match can be organized.
The 25-yr-old Benn (20-, 13 KOs) doesn’t want to wait around for two far more learning fights right before difficult for a environment title, as his promoter Eddie Hearn indicates.
Conor looked unbelievable past Saturday evening in destroying previous WBO 140lb winner Chris Algieri (25-4, 9 KOs) by a fourth spherical knockout at the M&S Lender Arena in Liverpool, England.
Following 3 rounds, Benn caught up with Algieri in the fourth spherical and knocked him chilly with a appropriate hand to the head.
Algieri was entirely out soon after Benn strike him with a scorching appropriate hand to the head, creating him to topple in excess of in a lifeless way. It was terrifying to observe, and fortunately, Algieri was okay afterward.
If Benn cannot get a planet title shot from Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs), he’d like to face Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) after dispatching Amir Khan in their prolonged-awaited battle on February 19th.
Benn claims his record compares with Jaron Ennis’
“I’m just prepared for who’s up coming. That’s kind of my attitude,” claimed Conor Benn to Behind The Gloves. “I’m just prepared to take on greater difficulties.
“No,” stated Benn when questioned if Chris Algieri is the best fighter he’s faced as a experienced. “Each fighter provides distinctive struggles. I identified [Sebasian] Formella fairly tricky, but I’ll find an answer for regardless of what issues that they carry,” stated Conor.
“There will normally be critics which is just vintage fighting communicate. ‘He is wherever he is because of his dad [Nigel Benn] and has a padded document.’
“If you look at my report in comparison to Jaron Ennis or who David Avanesyan was battling. Glimpse at their information,” mentioned Benn. “And appear at David Avanesyan was fighting at my phase in my profession and age.
“Look at Jaron Ennis. So when you communicate about padded documents just for the reason that I’m underneath the highlight, which is high-quality. I’ll defeat who they set in front of me,” Benn stated.
It’s a waste of time for Benn to be apprehensive about the critics ideal now because the stuff that they are stating goes with the territory.
Remaining the son of the environment-famed Nigel Benn, Conor has been underneath a microscope from boxing fans from day a person. By natural means, they’re likely to evaluate Benn to his father Nigel and give him masses of grief.
Jaron Ennis and David Avanesyan have not experienced the exact absurd pressure on them from working day a single in the pro ranks, so they’ve been free of charge to consider as a lot of discovering fights as they desired to build.
Conor: ‘Adrien Broner will not just take the fight’
“I’ve introduced up hundreds of names to him, and it’s his career to attempt and get them created,” reported Benn when questioned if his promoter Eddie Hearn was the a person that advised that he battle Adrien Broner following.
“Adrien Broner will not just take the struggle. Amir Khan did not, and Kell Brook didn’t. So I leave it to them [Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing to select his opponents]. I conquer who they set in entrance of me, and that’s good.
“If it will get me closer to a globe title or a massive battle, I would adore it any working day of the week. I’ll have it up coming. I’m rated top rated 5 in just about each and every governing system,” mentioned Benn when advised that Hearn claimed he desires him to have two far more fights prior to difficult for a environment title in 2022.
“I’ll have that upcoming. It does not hassle me if you place Ugas in front of me. I really like that battle and I relish that struggle. I like Ugas he’s a good quality guy, he and his household. I’d adore that combat,” said Conor.
I feel it’s time to holla at EH
— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 7, 2021
It’s hard to feel that Broner, 32, does not want to fight Benn since it is in all probability his finest possibility for a pleasant payday.
Benn might be ideal about Broner not wanting to struggle him because he’s been retweeting lots of of Danny Garcia’s posts on Twitter lately, and that would seem to be like a good combat for American boxing supporters for Showtime.
With the damaging feedback that Benn has gained from boxing followers given that Hearn started mentioning Broner’s identify as a attainable upcoming opponent, it would be far better if he allow his promoter know that he must select another person else.
Benn wants Kell Brook
“That’s a 50-50 combat I’d consider the pair of them,” said Benn when questioned who he’d favor to combat in between Amir Khan and Kell Brook. “I’d almost certainly like the Brook fight around the Khan fight, but it truly is a 50-50 struggle.
“I think it would be a harder examination, I really do,” stated Conor about Brook getting the tougher battle for him above Khan. “I think it would be a tougher combat, but if they will not just take it, it is additional like wishful pondering.
“Kell Brook don’t want to combat me. I heard him say, ‘If it would make perception, it helps make perception.’ Well, it don’t make feeling, specially immediately after tonight. Unfortunately, certainly, but that is section of the work,” reported Benn when requested if he scared Brook absent with his fourth round knockout acquire above Chris Algieri previous Saturday.
“Probably after Christmas,” claimed Conor on when he’ll start off education for his subsequent battle. “I’ll even now be teaching now but March or April,” reported Benn.
Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) would be an excellent solution for Benn’s following struggle in 2022.
However, Brook, 35, is scheduled to confront Amir Khan in a 12 round pay out-for every-watch fight on February 19th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Even if Brook wins that fight, he very likely will not be all set to struggle again until eventually June or July of 2022, and which is far too extensive of a time for Benn to be waiting in advance of he gets back in the ring once more.
If Benn and Brook are to fight subsequent year, it’ll have to be in the 2nd fifty percent of 2022. That’ll be an outstanding small business-stage combat for Conor, but not a person that will aid him build much.
Though Brook is nevertheless very potent, he’s dropped a good deal from his activity due to age, inactivity, injuries, and ring put on.