Via William Lloyd: Conor Benn said he is ready to fight for a world title in his next outing against WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas if the match can be settled.
25-year-old Benn (20-0, 13 KOs) doesn’t want to wait two more study games before challenging for a world title, as his promoter Eddie Hearn suggests.
Conor looked incredible last Saturday night as he defeated former WBO 140lb champion Chris Algieri (25-4, 9 KOs) by a fourth round knockout at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England.
After three rounds, Benn caught up with Algieri in the fourth round and knocked him down with a right-handed punch to the head.
Algieri was completely unconscious after Benn hit him with a hot right hand to the head, sending him toppling lifelessly. It was terrifying to watch, and thankfully, Algieri was fine after that.
If Benn can’t win the world title against Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs), he wants to face Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) after dispatching Amir Khan in the long-awaited match theirs on February 19 .
Benn says his record compares to Jaron Ennis’
“I am just ready for the next person. Those are my thoughts,” Conor Benn told Behind The Gloves. “I am just ready to take on better challenges.
“No,” Benn said when asked if Chris Algieri is the best boxer he has faced as a professional. “Each boxer presents different struggles. I’ve found [Sebasian] Formella is pretty complicated, but I’ll find the answer to any question they ask,” Conor said.
“There will always be critics; it’s just classic talk. ‘Where is he because of his father? [Nigel Benn] and there is a buffer record. ‘
“If you look at my profile against Jaron Ennis or who David Avanesyan fought with. Take a look at their profile,” says Benn. “And look at David Avanesyan fighting at this stage of my career and my age.
“Look at Jaron Ennis. So when you talk about padded recordings just because I’m getting attention, that’s fine. I will defeat the one they put in front of me,” Benn said.
It’s a waste of time for Benn to worry about the critics right now because the stuff they’re saying goes with the territory.
The son of world famous Nigel Benn, Conor has been under the microscope of boxing fans from day one. Naturally, they would compare Benn to his father Nigel and cause him great grief.
Jaron Ennis and David Avanesyan haven’t been under such unreasonable pressure on them since their first day in the pro ranks, so they’re free to take on as many learning battles as they need to thrive. .
Conor: ‘Adrien Broner won’t go to war’
“I’ve come up with loads of names for him, and it’s his job to try and make them work,” Benn said when asked if his promoter Eddie Hearn was the one to suggest. whether he will fight Adrien Broner next or not.
“Adrien Broner won’t go to war. Amir Khan doesn’t, and Kell Brook doesn’t. So I leave it to them [Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing to select his opponents]. I beat the person they put in front of me, and that’s fine.
“If it brought me closer to a world title or a big game, I would love it any day of the week. I will have it next. I’m ranked 5th in most governing bodies,” Benn said as he told Hearn he wanted him to have two more games before challenging for a world title in 2022.
“I’ll have that next. I don’t mind if you put Ugas in front of me. I love that fight; And I love that fight. I like Ugas; he’s a quality guy, he and his family. I love that fight,” Conor said.
I think it’s time to holla in EH
– Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 7, 2021
It’s hard to believe that Broner, 32, doesn’t want to fight Benn because it’s probably his best chance of having a good payday.
Benn may be right about Broner not wanting to fight him since he’s been retweeting many of Danny Garcia’s posts on Twitter lately and it seems like a great fight for American boxing fans for Showtime. .
Given the negative feedback Benn has received from boxing fans since Hearn started mentioning Broner as a possible next opponent, it would have been better if he let his promoter I know that he should choose someone else.
Benn wants Kell Brook
“It was a 50-50 fight; I’ll pick a pair of them,” Benn said when asked who he wants to fight between Amir Khan and Kell Brook. “I would have liked the Brook fight with the Khan fight, but it was really a 50-50 fight.
“I believe it’s going to be a tougher test, I really do,” Conor said of Brook’s going to be a tougher fight for him against Khan. “I believe it will be a tougher fight, but if they don’t accept it, it’s more like wishful thinking.
“Kell Brook doesn’t want to fight me. I heard him say, ‘If it makes sense, it makes sense.’ Well, it doesn’t make any sense, especially after tonight. Unfortunately, yes, but that’s part of the job,” Benn said when asked if he scared Brook off with his fourth-round knockout win over Chris Algieri last Saturday.
“Probably after Christmas,” Conor said when he would start training for his next battle. “I’m still training now, but March or April,” Benn said.
Former IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) would be a great pick for Benn’s next bout in 2022.
Unfortunately, Brook, 35, is expected to face Amir Khan in a 12-round pay-per-view match on February 19 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Even if Brook wins that fight, he likely won’t be ready to fight again until June or July 2022, and that’s way too long for Benn to wait before returning to the martial arts. radio.
If Benn and Brook do duel next year, it will have to be the second half of 2022. It will be a great business-level fight for Conor, but not a fight that will help him grow much.
Although Brook is still pretty strong, he has lost a lot from his match due to age, inactivity, injury and ring wear.
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