“Give Me a Proper Test” – Conor Benn Calls Out Amir Khan After Brutal TKO Win

Published 04/10/2021, 5:58 PM EDT


Conor Benn seems ready for an elite matchup as he called out Amir Khan amongst several other champions in his recent post-fight interview. After securing a sensational first-round stoppage over Samuel Vargas, the WBA (Continental) 147 lbs champion, Benn, didn’t hesitate to demand a bigger fight, and with Eddie Hearn alongside, he might receive his desired contest.

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While Benn was offered several names from the current mix, including Vergil Ortiz Jr, ‘The Destroyer’ comfortably named Amir Khan. Although Khan is far away from the ongoing title ride, Benn still expressed his desire to face the former world champion.

“Give me a proper test, give me Amir Khan. I know he is too busy on reality shows. But listen, if he wants it, he can get it,” said Conor Benn.

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Eddie Hearn wasn’t on board with the idea. Although he posed his faith in Benn, the Matchroom Director also claimed that it would be a massive jump. Hence, Hearn appeared hesitant in lining up the 24-year-old against Amir Khan.

But Benn appeared adamant over his desire and urged his promoter to bring him the matchup. Nevertheless, Amir Khan isn’t the sole former champion on Benn’s radar.

Conor Benn is looking for the big money fights

The 24-year-old Conor Benn has apparently shot aim at the big names of the division, who can eventually bring in lucrative PPV numbers. Hence, he hasn’t restricted himself to Amir Khan. ‘The Destroyer’ also called out ex-champion, Adrien Broner, for a possible in-ring collision.

While Broner has recently staged his return on a successful note, a fight against Benn might allure him to re-appear. But if he doesn’t, the WBA (continental) welterweight champion will still have the ability to select names from a vast pool of opponents.

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The 147 lbs weight class is deep and full of big names. Unbeaten champions- Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford are currently reigning over the division. So, Benn will have to continue showcasing his prowess to hold his spot and rise to challenge the aforementioned duo.

He is backed by Eddie Hearn, and considering that fans can expect the youngster to keep receiving big names as he seeks to rise to the top.

Do you think Conor Benn is ready for Amir Khan and Adrien Broner?

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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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