Philippines, 14 Apr 2021
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


BENN EYES KHAN OR BROOK AFTER VARGAS

PhilBoxing.com





'The Destroyer' prepared for war on April 10

Conor Benn is eyeing a huge domestic clash with Amir Khan or Kell Brook should he get past Samuel Vargas on Saturday April 10, but ‘The Destroyer’ insists there is no chance of him overlooking the Canadian-Colombian warrior as he puts his WBA Continental Title on the line once more, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

Rising Welterweight star Benn (17-0, 11 KOs) turned in a career-best performance last time out in November as he dominated Germany’s Sebastian Formella over ten impressive rounds, outfighting and outboxing the former IBO World Champion at the top of the bill at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The Essex native, 24, has come on leaps and bounds since making his professional debut at The O2 in London back in April 2016, and is arguably one of Britain’s most improved fighters in recent years. A win over Vargas next weekend would further enhance his reputation as one of the hottest properties in the 147lbs division.

“He’s an experienced fighter,” said Benn. “He’s got tonnes of heart. He’s got tonnes of grit and sheer determination that so many fighters lack. He brings the heat! This ain’t going to be a one-two lights out. It isn’t going to be one of them. This is going to be a hard fight. This is going to be me getting stuck straight in and us two going at it in there. It’s going to be one hell of a fight and that’s what I’m preparing for.

“He gave Amir Khan hell. Amir Khan got saved by the bell and by the grace of God three or four times in that fight. He had him on the deck. I know Khan’s chin isn’t that credible but he’s a well-respected fighter. He’s achieved everything that I want to achieve in the sport. This is going to be a harder fight than people think in my opinion.

“I made the mistake once of overlooking an opponent and I hit the deck twice. I can go back to that fight because it was a career-defining moment for me. I had to ask myself how badly I wanted it. It taught me to never overlook an opponent. I thought, ‘what’s he going to do to me?’. Boom, straight one-two. That was a massive reality check for me. Since then I don’t overlook opponents.

“I’m not overlooking Vargas, but what doors open after him? I want a big domestic fight still. Someone that I can take that experience off. The Amir Khans, the Kell Brooks. The Josh Kelly fight is still there if he’s still fighting. The Amir Khan fight would be one hell of a fight. That would be a great British clash. Amir Khan was a fighter I looked up to and so was Kell Brook. Why not put me in with one of them after Vargas?

“This is definitely going to be an entertaining fight for the public. This is going to be one that you don’t want to miss. This is going to be a steppingstone in my career. It’s going to be a massive fight. It’s going to be a great fight. It’s going to be a hard fight. I’m going to have to show grit, determination, hunger, skill and power – the full shebang!”

Benn vs. Vargas tops a big night of action April 10, Watford’s Shannon Courtenay (6-1, 3 KOs) faces Australia’s Ebanie Bridges (5-0, 2 KOs) for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World Title, Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall (9-0, 7 KOs) makes the first defence of her WBO Middleweight World Title against European Champion Femke Hermans (11-3, 4 KOs), Glasgow Bantamweight Kash Farooq (14-1, 6 KOs) returns after his masterclass win over Angel Aviles and Takeley Super-Middleweight John ‘The Gentleman’ Hedges (1-0) looks to build on his pro debut win last October.




Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • RYAN GARCIA TO DEFEND INTERIM WBC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST DANGEROUS CONTENDER JAVIER ‘EL ABEJON’ FORTUNA
    , Wed, 14 Apr 2021
  • New Opponent for Omar Juarez in FOX PBC Fight Night Co-Main Event This Saturday, April 17 from Los Angeles
    , Wed, 14 Apr 2021
  • Mwakinyo Vs Denes WBC/ABU Africa Title Fight Headlines Rumble in Dar Second Edition on May 28th
    , Wed, 14 Apr 2021
  • Dan Azeez: My job is to walk right through Ricky Summers
    , Wed, 14 Apr 2021
  • Trainer Julian Chua believes Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is No. 1 light heavyweight in the world
    , Wed, 14 Apr 2021
  • Weights from Jakarta: Landero makes weight but Monabesa is over the limit
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • Alamat Ni Manny Pacquiqao (Ika-20 Bahagi): Ang simula ng mahabang daang tinahak ng Pacquiao-Mayweatgher I
    By Eddie Alinea, , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • WBC Seeks GAB Help to Fill up Vacant Int'l Titles
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • The Past Week in Action 12 April 2021: Smith Outpoints Vlasov to Take WBO LightHeavy Title; Ancajas Retains IBF Superfly Belt
    By Eric Armit, , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films Presents THE KINGS on the Golden Era of Durán, Hagler, Hearns and Leonard
    , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 103: MARK MAGSAYO STOPS PABLO CRUZ BY FOURTH ROUND KO, PRIMED FOR A WORLD TITLE FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • GEORGE ACOSTA TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • Undefeated Heavyweight Jeremiah Milton Speaks on Hometown of Tulsa Becoming a Thriving Boxing Town
    , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • Unbeaten duo Ryan Stevenson and Josh Padley join MTK Global
    , Tue, 13 Apr 2021
  • Danny Dignum: A win over Andrey Sirotkin puts me on the map!
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • PHILIPPINES AIM FOR RECORD FOURTH TITLE AT WORLD CUP OF POOL
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • QUARTET OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONS STAR ON HISTORIC BRITISH ALL FEMALE PRO BOXING EVENT ON 24TH APRIL 2021
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • Ancajas Among the Best at 115; Magsayo Has to Step Up Foes
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • Sonny Conto Destroys Waldo Cortes Inside of One Round
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • "The Beast" Lucero Destroys Garcia in 1st!!
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • Arado, Cu register podium finishes in NAGCC-Visayas leg chess tiff
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • Ancajas ready for bigger game
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • MONABESA FACES LANDERO IN JAKARTA ON APRIL 14
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • BRUTAL BENN BLITZES VARGAS IN ONE ROUND
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021
  • #1 Challenger, Aussie "Shotgun" O'Connell gunning for newly crowned WBA Champion Shannon Courtenay
    , Mon, 12 Apr 2021




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2021 philboxing.com.