“Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Stomach” – Shawn Porter Responds to Nigel Benn’s Wish

Published 05/16/2021, 12:00 PM CDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shawn Porter in the ring against Erroll Spence Jr. (not pictured) during their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by split decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Former welterweight champion, Shawn Porter, who seems ready to return to action, has several possible names on his hit list. One of them could be the undefeated youngster Conor Benn. Recently, ‘The Destroyer’ made his fourth successful Continental title defense. Hence, he appears ready to take the next step and box for a world title.

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After his win KO win over Samuel Vargas in April, Benn has taken shots at multiple former champions. First, he called out Amir Khan, which was denied by Khan. Then Conor Benn spoke about his father’s wish to see him fight Shawn Porter.

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While ‘Showtime’ Porter didn’t rule out the possibility, he also expressed his world championship stature to belittle Conor Benn’s call out. Via Boxing Social and Michael Benson, Porter said, “After his last fight, hearing that his dad, Nigel, wants his son to fight me next. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. If things made sense, maybe that’s something we could do. But I’ve been working at world level since 2013.”

 

Meanwhile, Conor Benn’s undefeated run of 18-0 has already alarmed the entire 147 lbs roster. The welterweight unit holds several big names and undefeated champions. That said, stout champions like Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford rule the time. Hence, it may behoove Benn to bide his time before aiming for the elite. Here’s a look back at his last performance.

Shawn Porter on Conor Benn’s last performance

Benn, the WBA Continental welterweight champion, unleashed a vicious KO in his last fight and earned praise from Porter. However, the former world champion believes that Benn still needs time before he is ready to share the ring with the top-tier names in the weight class. Following the performance, Porter connected with PBC and hailed Benn’s victory.

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‘Showtime’ said, “He looks very good. He goes in there and he wipes out Vargas, in less than two minutes. When you do something like that, you’re full of energy, you’re full of adrenaline and you feel very good about everything you can do in the boxing game. He’s 18-0 right now. What I say is take your time.” (H/T:- Boxing Social)

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However, Benn’s rapid rise to the top can propel him into the championship talks. The 24-year-old looks promising at this stage. Hence, with some more experience on board, he can be a world champion soon. That said, Shawn Porter vs Conor Benn can be a valid matchup of the coming days.

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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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