Connor Benn / WBA

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  1. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    See someone noticed this on Twitter. In the last 3 months - despite not fighting - Benn has gone from 10, to 9 and now to 6 (!) in the WBA rankings. Above Josh Kelly and Broner, no less.

    Honestly, I'd pay a score to watch him fight Pac man.
     
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  2. nurological

    nurological Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah ive just seen this too. I mean the fact he was even ranked is quite astonishing but to be ranked 6th!?!?!?

    Boxing really is a joke 95% of the time
     
  3. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Reminds me of GCSE Maths. Let X axis = Conor Benn's ranking and Y axis = size of brown envelopes heading to WBA head office. Now plot the line correlating to the data set below....
     
  4. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Truly unbelievable ...He is only ranked 6th in UK and 69 in the World...Can you imagine him in with Pac!!!

    Its slightly similar with Yarde ,he is highly ranked without having fought anyone much good....Although ive heard he is in for a huge step up this year
     
  5. Twentyman

    Twentyman 20,678,956th on Forbes rich list Full Member

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    Similar with Miller too, fought nobody yet really high ranking. Rankings are nonsense a lot of the time and we as fans should apply knowledge and logic to how we rate a fighter. That said, I do enjoy watching him fight for his vulnerability and total lack of caring for being punched in the face.
     
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  6. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    It's an odd one. I know that silly continental belt gets you in the top 15 or something, so that's that but to be as high as 6th can't be good for him because at some point he'll have to fight one of those guys and...he sure as **** is going to get hurt.
     
  7. NasalSpray

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    Josh Kelly vs Conor Benn final eliminator for Pacquiao :hang
     
  8. nurological

    nurological Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Can already hear Adam Smith now.
    'Benn is ranked 6th in the world by the WBA, Manny Paquiao, Keith Thurman, Adrian Broner, JOSH KELLY. Benn is in that sort of company can he push on against Savia ****eol and prove he belongs with these great names.'
     
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  9. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Conor "world class" Benn :lol:
     
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  10. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Shocking especially when he currently does not look better than area level.
     
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  11. dellboi94

    dellboi94 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's an absolute **** show. Kelly is too high also, but Benn at 6 is mental. Would Benn beat Kris George who Kelly beat for the Commonwealth or even a shot Carlos Molina? I doubt it.
     
  12. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What are you talking ffs? Miller fought Washington, Wach, Dinu, Adamek, Duhaupas, Muralimov, Dennis and Dawejko. Benn has fought who actually? Nobody. Miller at least fought several Top 30/50 opponents.
     
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  13. Twentyman

    Twentyman 20,678,956th on Forbes rich list Full Member

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    I’m not comparing Miller to Benn, i’m criticising the ranking system. Not really impressed with them wins btw, i’d expect someone like Chisora, Joyce, Gorman etc to beat them opponents too.
     
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  14. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 WE ARE FIREMEN, THE HEAT DOESN'T BOTHER US Full Member

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    The WBA are a complete ****show. they've also bent their rules to allow Canelo to hold 160 & 168 belts, after he tried to vacate the 168 Regular. I know they're the oldest recognised governing body, but is there anyway to "unrecognise" a body?
     
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  15. Scissors

    Scissors Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I’m glad his talent is being recognised.
     
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