Conor Benn wants your answers, “Who should I fight next?”
Conor Benn continued his charge towards a future welterweight world championship fight in Leeds earlier this month, defeating Adrian Granados in a rescheduled Fight Camp 2 clash this summer.
Benn, son of legendary former world super middleweight title holder Nigel Benn, is now 19-0 with 12 knockouts on his professional resume. However, the big step to the top of the 147-pound division – a level currently occupied by names like Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., Yordenis Ugas and Shawn Porter – will not be easy.
That said, ‘The Destroyer’ has always been one to take on a tough challenge, to the point that he took to Twitter on Tuesday to see what his fans had to say about who his next opponent should be.
He received plenty of responses, including some really intriguing suggestions for his next challenge.
Steve Morris liked the idea of another Benn vs. Eubank episode, but this time it would be Conor vs. Chris Jr. as opposed to the infamous 1990s rivalry between their fathers.
Chris Eubank JR. history says it just has to happen! 🥊
– Steve J Morris (@stevejmoz) September 14, 2021
Sure, the weight classes make that difficult (Eubank Jr. operates at middleweight and also competed in super middleweight), but history would be writing itself.
There were even active boxers who responded to Benn to offer their services, such as former European and British welterweight Bradley Skeete.
However, as Skeete himself has pointed out, he hasn’t fought since 2018 and has given up two of his last three fights. It’s likely Benn will find an upcoming fight that benefits him more, even if there is good national appeal for Benn against Skeete – Conor is set to boost his international reputation now.
Danny Bunn, meanwhile, was one of many to come up with a name that would make a fight very difficult, but at the same time immediately herald Benn as a serious contender if he were to win.
David Avanesyan what a fight it would be for the two Europeans with a big game of balls one of the fights of the year 💥🔥🥊 would you like this Conor fight?
– Danny Bunn (@ West4491) September 14, 2021
Avanesyan quit Benn’s domestic rival Josh Kelly earlier this year and the current European welterweight hub would be a big opponent for Benn from a fan’s perspective whether that fight happens next or in the near future. .
Here are some other suggestions you gave Benn:
Who do you think Conor Benn should face next? And when do you think his world welterweight title opportunity will present itself, if he can keep his “0” until then?