Conor Benn: ‘I’m going to have to point out grit, willpower, starvation, talent and energy – the total shebang’ – Boxing Information


After Samuel Vargas Conor Benn is on the lookout for Amir Khan or Kell Brook. He explains in his personal phrases

SAMUEL VARGAS is an skilled fighter. He’s acquired tonnes of coronary heart. He’s acquired tonnes of grit and sheer willpower that so many fighters lack. He brings the warmth! This ain’t going to be a one-two lights out. It isn’t going to be one in all them. That is going to be a tough struggle. That is going to be me getting caught straight in and us two going at it in there. It’s going to be one hell of a struggle.

He gave Amir Khan hell. Amir Khan acquired saved by the bell and by the grace of God three or 4 instances in that struggle. He had him on the deck. I do know Khan’s chin isn’t that credible however he’s a well-respected fighter. He’s achieved all the things that I wish to obtain within the sport. That is going to be a tougher struggle than folks assume in my view. 

I made the error as soon as of overlooking an opponent and I hit the deck twice. I can return to that struggle as a result of it was a career-defining second for me. I needed to ask myself how badly I needed it. It taught me to by no means overlook an opponent. I believed, ‘What’s he going to do to me?’ Growth, straight one-two. That was an enormous actuality verify for me. Since then I don’t overlook opponents.

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I’m not overlooking Vargas, however what doorways open after him? I desire a huge home struggle nonetheless. Somebody that I can take that have off. The Amir Khans, the Kell Brooks. The Josh Kelly struggle continues to be there if he’s nonetheless preventing. The Amir Khan struggle can be one hell of a struggle. That might be an incredible British conflict. Amir Khan was a fighter I regarded as much as and so was Kell Brook. Why not put me in with one in all them after Vargas? 

That is positively going to be an entertaining struggle for the general public. That is going to be one that you simply don’t wish to miss. That is going to be a steppingstone in my profession. It’s going to be an enormous struggle. It’s going to be an incredible struggle. It’s going to be a tough struggle. I’m going to have to point out grit, willpower, starvation, talent and energy – the total shebang.

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