Via Jack Tiernan: Advertiser Eddie Hearn says that 25-year-old Conor Benn is “MONEY MONEY“Give the weight class and indicate that he is being called by “everyone”.
Son of British boxing legend Nigel Benn, 147 lb Conor’s undefeated opponent (20-0, 13 KOs) has drawn large crowds to his UK fights and the value net assets are reported as close to 8 million dollars without ever fighting for a world title.
Some believe that Benn is now a replacement for Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing company. His top boxer, former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua career is start receiving water and is sinking rapidly.
If Benn is going to be the money substitute for Joshua’s ship, he must be able to beat the top heavyweights.
“Conor Benn wants to fight for the world title, right? So now we are in a situation where we can take a name, or we can get a roadmap to get to that required position,” Eddie Hearn told Fight Stars TV.
Hearn wants to get Benn a quick header hit
That’s not a good sign Hearn is reluctant Benn vs David Avanesyan because if he’s not confident that he can beat a boxer like him, what’s the chance of beating Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford, Jaron Ennis, Yordenis Ugas or Vergil Ortiz Jr?
Hearn is being VERY strategic the way he compares it to young Benn, pits him with the famous old men in battle learning to build a worldwide profile and propel him up the leaderboards.
The idea was for Benn to be in a position to challenge for a world title in 2022. Hearn had been hoping for Benn to land a title ahead of 147-lb WBA champion Yordanis Ugas, the weak link. among the belt holders in the tournament.
However, with the news that Eimantas Stanionis has set aside to allow IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr to take on Ugas in a three-belt unification, Hearn has a big decision to make next year.
Should Hearn let Benn fight the winner of the Spence vs. Ugas, or keep building him and wait for those guys to age slowly?
Ugas is 35 years old, and Spence is 31 and started to show signs of slipping due to a terrible car accident in 2019. Benn’s wait might not be helping him, though, as the boxer younger than Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, 24, and Vergil Ortiz Jr., 23, were ahead of him and behind three 147 lb champions.
Benn is still being fed fodder
In another example of a learning battle, Benn defeated former 140 lb WBO champion Chris Algieri (25-4.9 KOs) earlier this month in a 4th round knockout win on Dec. Liverpool, England.
It was a good win for Benn, who knocked out 37-year-old Algieri with a right-hand header after the highly-trained boxer made a dust-tournament mistake by stepping back in front of the ropes. in the fourth inning.
Now Hearn wants to fight Benn with one of these famous boxers:
- Adrien Broner
- Robert Guerrero
- Shawn Porter
Ideally, former four-time world champion ‘The Problem’ Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is the man Hearn wants to invite Benn to next, but Adrien wants an improved match in March or April next year before facing Conor.
The 32-year-old Broner hasn’t fought since last February, and he looked horrible when he won a controversial 12th round unanimous decision over lightweight contender Jovanie Santiago in Uncasville, Connecticut .
Interestingly, Santiago was stopped for six rounds in his most recent match after losing to Broner, to Gary Antuanne Russell, the 25-year-old undefeated (14-0, 14 KOs).
Russell’s effective handling of Santiago shows how badly Broner has fallen as a fighter, but that’s not what Hearn notices. He wanted Broner as a big-name rival for Benn to slaughter to increase his popularity.
Benn’s picks: Guerrero, Broner or Porter
“So I love Adrien Broner or if Shawn Porter want to retire or Robert Guerrero [to fight Conor Benn]. All kinds of names.
“The other day I was talking about David Avanesyan. I’m not against that fight, but it won’t fill the arenas like those three, and it’s a very tough fight. [for Benn], which we admit, but it was a great fight and we’re not ruling it out.
“The plan for Conor Benn is to put him in a position to challenge for a world title, and he is on fire. People are calling Conor Benn. Why do you think that? Because he’s the moneymaker for the department, aside from Crawford, Spence, and these guys. He’s on fire,” Hearn said.
It would be surprising if Hearn could pull Shawn Porter out of his recent retirement to take on Benn, and even if he did, what would the 33-year-old janitor have left?
Porter was just knocked out by Terence Crawford last November, and it wouldn’t be pretty if Benn faced him next.