McKenna: Benn wouldn’t last six rounds with me – Boxing Social


Irish KO artist Stephen McKenna is assured Conor Benn wouldn’t have the ability to deal with his firepower in a shootout.

The Monaghan banger has halted all seven of his opponents so far and is angling for quantity eight when he meets Pole Damian Haus, dwell on Channel 5, on the Sam Eggington vs Carlos Molina undercard on the Coventry Skydome Area on Saturday evening.

McKenna, 24, has combined it with the perfect in sparring in California’s hardest gyms and believes he can dismiss rising star Benn in emphatic trend, replicating Irish legend Steve Collins’ wins over Conor’s celebrated father Nigel.

“It’s the struggle I’m searching for and I’d like to get Conor Benn into the ring,” stated McKenna. “It might be a harmful struggle for him and I believe that [Benn’s promoter] Eddie Hearn would know that.  It might be too harmful for him as Benn hasn’t come up in opposition to a puncher but and he wouldn’t make it previous 4, 5 – 6 rounds in opposition to me.  I’d get him out of there actually fast.

“I’ve been watching him and seeing quite a lot of flaws and, as soon as he comes up in opposition to a man like me, he’s going to finish up on his again.  I’m nonetheless progressing and after a pair extra fights we might make it occur, perhaps subsequent 12 months.  It might be an excellent struggle that may seize the eye of the English and Irish followers.

“I’m nonetheless 7-0 and he’s 18-0, I do know that if I fought him now I’d beat him, however after some extra fights then subsequent 12 months I’d like to get the struggle. Wherever he’d wish to do it, in England or in Eire, he’ll find yourself like his dad and getting beat by one other Irishman. 

“I’d simply like to get him into the ring.  You’ll be able to see he leads together with his feelings and he’s crying earlier than fights and he’s very emotional.  The minute he will get within the ring with me he’ll know what he’s in for.”


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