Conor Benn Calls Out Amir Khan and Kell Brook: ‘Why Not Put Me In With One of Them After Vargas?’

Published 04/01/2021, 6:00 PM EDT


Conor Benn ranks among the finest upcoming welterweight prospects. The young gun has crushed all his opponents to the pulp, thus looking to make a statement in the world of boxing. Furthermore, he wants to touch gloves with two veteran pugilists from the UK to solidify his spot in the boxing world.

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In his fresh statement, he said, “I want a big domestic fight still. Someone that I can take that experience off. The Amir Khans, the Kell Brooks. The Amir Khan fight would be one hell of a fight. Khan was a fighter I looked up to and so was Brook. Why not put me in with one of them after Vargas?”

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Benn will confront Samuel Vargas on April 10, thus looking to defend his WBA continental welterweight title. He has immense respect for both Amir Khan and Kell Brook. In the above statement, he admitted that both of them have somehow inspired him to lace up the boxing gloves.

Though Benn is interested in fighting both, he certainly had an inclination towards the Amir Khan fight. He seemed ready to take either of the two after his April 10 title defense against Samuel Vargas.

The ‘Destroyer’ has his eyes keenly set on the bigwigs of the 147-pound division. But at the same time, he doesn’t wish to rub off the domestic competition he has in line.

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Is Conor Benn ready to battle out hotshot welterweights?

Benn, 24, has a vast career lying ahead of him. He has an exemplary track record of 17 wins with absolute 0 losses. With an offensive boxing style, coupled with prolific knockout power, Conor Benn has risen to cosmic stardom real quick.
He’s optimistic about reaching the pinnacle of the welterweight division real quick with his stern in-ring abilities.
It will be interesting to see how he fares in his upcoming fight with Samuel Vargas. If Benn gets past Vargas on April 10, needless to say, he will line himself up for even bigger fights/opponents for the coming time.

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Do you think Benn will ever get to face Amir Khan or Kell Brook? What do you make of his callout towards them?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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