Welterweight possibility Conor Benn is readied to deal with proficient Samuel Vargas on Saturday, April 10, as well as while he emphasizes hard that he’s not ignoring Vargas, he does have his ideas concerning what he could wish to do after.
“I made the mistake once of overlooking an opponent and I hit the deck twice. I can go back to that fight because it was a career-defining moment for me. I had to ask myself how badly I wanted it,” Benn stated.
“It taught me to never overlook an opponent. I thought, ‘What’s he going to do to me?’. Boom, straight one-two. That was a massive reality check for me. Since then I don’t overlook opponents. I’m not overlooking Vargas, but what doors open after him?”
Benn (17-0, 11 KO) keeps in mind that Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KO) “gave Amir Khan hell,” which could be a little an overestimation– Khan did obtain decreased in the 2nd round, however or else quite quickly controlled the fight– as well as Khan is just one of the competitors Benn want to deal with, along with Kell Brook.
“I want a big domestic fight still. Someone that I can take that experience off. The Amir Khans, the Kell Brooks,” he stated. “The Josh Kelly fight is still there if he’s still fighting. The Amir Khan fight would be one hell of a fight. That would be a great British clash. Amir Khan was a fighter I looked up to and so was Kell Brook. Why not put me in with one of them after Vargas?”
Marketer Eddie Hearn has actually kept in mind that Kelly (10-1-1, 6 KO) will likely go up to 154 extra pounds after his loss to David Avanesyan in February
Both Khan (34-5, 21 KO) as well as Brook (39-3, 27 KO) are past their keys without a doubt, however likewise would certainly still be practical challengers for Benn if they were interested. They likewise just could not prepare to be “proving grounds” challengers for a person likeBenn Brook as well as Khan are both 34 years of ages, as well as actually the largest cash fight either of them can make is most likely versus each other still, also if the iron would rarely stand out warm with that a person at this moment.
However Benn needs to defeat Vargas initially. He’ll be preferred, however Vargas is legally tough as well as a hardheaded, established boxer, a person that will certainly bring huge initiative as well as involve win. Occasionally grit can be sufficient, as well as Benn, 24, does still have some points to confirm, though he’s explained renovations.