Amir Khan: Conor Benn may have his palms full in opposition to Samuel Vargas


Amir Khan says Conor Benn can become a world champion, but believes he is taking a big step-up against Samuel Vargas on Saturday Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank/Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Amir Khan says Conor Benn can change into a world champion, however believes he takes a giant step-up in opposition to Samuel Vargas on Saturday Picture Credit score: Mikey Williams/Prime Rank/Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Amir Khan insists Conor Benn is in for a tricky evening when he faces Samuel Vargas, however believes his compatriot is able to turning into a world champion sooner or later.

Benn tackles skilled operator and former Khan opponent, Vargas in what’s perceived as one other step-up for the undefeated 24-year-old on the Copper Field Enviornment on Saturday.

Khan was floored by an enormous proper hand off the Canadian-born Colombian, however dropped his foe twice on path to a unanimous choice win in Birmingham in 2018.

And the 34-year-old has warned ‘The Destroyer’ of the risk Vargas poses, who was stopped in his final battle in opposition to Vergil Ortiz Jr final July.

“He can get in there and have a bit tear up,” Khan informed Sky Sports activities.

“He can throw a superb shot as nicely. He’s received first rate energy. I feel it’s a large step-up for Conor Benn. I feel Conor may have his palms full in that battle.

Khan overcame Vargas in 2018 Photo Credit: Reuters
Khan overcame Vargas in 2018 Picture Credit score: Reuters

“Since clearly after he fought me, he has been in a single or two troublesome fights, Samuel Vargas, and he’s been beat after I beat him. However I nonetheless assume he’s a harmful operator.

“It’s a must to keep targeted all through the entire battle, as a result of that is boxing, one punch can change a battle. Samuel has that energy, has first rate abilities, which may trigger any fighter issues.”

Former unified Tremendous Light-weight world champion, Khan has been focused by Benn as a possible future opponent, though ‘King’ revealed he held recent talks with promoter Eddie Hearn over an overdue battle with Kell Brook.

The Bolton man, who unsuccessfully challenged WBO Welterweight holder, Terence Crawford in April 2019 and has been out of the ring since a fourth spherical stoppage of Billy Dib in July 2019, believes Benn has all of the attributes to emulate his father, Nigel’s feats by turning into world champion within the coming years.

“He’s an amazing fighter,” Khan added.

“I’ve seen him battle just a few occasions. If he sticks to his sport, he could be a world champion similar to his father.

Khan is targeting a long-awaited showdown with Kell Brook Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Khan is concentrating on a long-awaited showdown with Kell Brook Picture Credit score: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“His father was an amazing champion, and to have him as a mentor is a giant factor as nicely. I feel he’ll go far.

“So long as you consider in your self, you’re employed arduous, you prepare arduous. You all the time get up each morning, realizing that in the future, the place your finish objective is. Chase your goals, chase your objectives.”


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