Conor Benn Predicts His Own Downfall: ‘It Will Come’

Published 04/10/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


The undefeated Conor Benn might be at the peak of his career, relishing all the fame, glory, and success. However, he is ready to face the adversity at some point and believes he will emerge stronger from it. In an active career of just five years, the 24-year-old already has 17 wins and a WBA (Continental) welterweight title under his belt.

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That said, he claims to have foreseen a long boxing career, but not without a “hiccup”. Prior to his fifth continental title fight against Samuel Vargas, ‘The Destroyer’ connected with Sky Sports and provided his opinion on his own downfall.

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“I have got a long career ahead of me, we ain’t reached a blip yet. We ain’t reached the down yet, that’s coming, don’t you worry about that, that will come. But then watch me rise from ashes, it will come. I will have a hiccup in my career, without a doubt, and it will be the end of the world, and Conor Benn is finished, Conor Benn is done,” said Conor Benn.

He added, “And I know the haters are waiting for that, but I will reach the end goal. I just gotta reach it once, I just gotta be a world champion once and I will be a happy man.”

 

Benn will have to continue showcasing his prowess to become a world champion in his division. If he successfully defends his WBA (Continental) title against Vargas, Conor Benn can rightfully look for a world championship bout. However, it won’t be a walk in the park for the 24-year-old.

Conor Benn: The Road to a world championship fight?

The current welterweight division is ruled by WBO titleholder, Terence Crawford, and WBC and IBF champion, Errol Spence Jr. Moreover, there are several mandataries and elite contenders already on board.

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So, Benn will have to prove his worth seemingly for one more year until the clouds clear off from the ongoing welterweight title ride. The 147 lbs division is deep and considering its vastness, none of the elites will run out of viable contenders. Hence, it is up to Benn to rise and be the undeniable challenger for the belt.

Do you think Conor Benn will become a welterweight world champion?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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