Conor Benn Demands Respect From Critics – ‘I Will Just Continue to Keep Proving’

Published 04/10/2021, 9:33 AM EDT


Conor Benn is one of Britain’s highest-rated welterweight. The underrated 24-year-old has shown his class on his way to the WBA inter-continental world title. However, he has still faced serious criticism from many people.

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Benn now has yet another opportunity to silence the haters with a statement. He will face Samuel Vargas as the main event of a stacked card. Ahead of the fight, Benn has revealed how he deals with the critics.

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The 17-0 boxer spoke to SkySports on YouTube and demanded respect. “Put credit on my name. Not, ‘Oh, he was tailor made for Conor’. When I knocked Koivula out, people were writing me off again. What happened then? You know, so people will always doubt me. People will always question my ability. I will just continue to keep proving.”

This comment showed that Benn believes he doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Moreover, it showed his confidence that his performance in the past has backed up his claims. However, he also confirmed that the doubt doesn’t bother him. And he will continue to do his best to shut down critics.

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Can Conor Benn silence his haters on Saturday?

The undefeated Englishman has another opportunity to prove his worth. Samuel Vargas is a tough competitor and has challenged the likes of Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia. So will beating Vargas be enough to shut down the critics?

Unfortunately for Benn, Vargas comes into the fight with three losses from his last five fights. Therefore, if Benn beats Vargas, critics will point towards the downturn in the Columbian’s career and discredit the Englishman.

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However, if Benn can get an early knockout, it would be a massive statement. Vergil Ortiz Jr. knocked out Vargas in the seventh round. Therefore, if Benn gets an early knockout, it would serve as a good comparison to Ortiz Jr.

If he can get the victory before the highly rated Ortiz Jr., it would be a massive statement for the young welterweight. Maybe it could even set up an exciting bout against Ortiz Jr.

What do you make of these comments from Conor Benn? Do you think the Englishman is unfairly criticized?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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