Conor Benn, what do we think?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Dodgy Syrup, Jun 15, 2021.

Conor Benn - will he ever be the top guy at 147?

  1. No chance

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  2. Yes, just a matter of time

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  3. Not sure, too early to say

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    43.1%
  1. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

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    Conor lacks the amateur pedigree, so it's difficult to know?
     
  2. OneShot

    OneShot New Member Full Member

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    I really like him. He's improving a lot, fight after fight. However I don't expect him to ever reach the top. I think he'll mix it with the best, he MIGHT get a belt with a 'lucky' matchup against a weak champ but I don't think he'll be at the top.

    I do hope sooner or later people start giving credit to guys even below the top level though.
     
  3. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ohh, and fans are guilty here?

    He even did not had beated up anyone in level like Burton does have and you will name call his dad's surname as icon.

    He beated up lads beated up by more well known boxers and is ppv king?

    Nothing wrong, pro boxing never WAS a sport per se, LOL.
    Now even ex wrestlers might earn there a lot and YT superstars too, nothing wrong.

    It is business here and he is not NIGEL. Get THIS.
     
  4. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Top 10 possible, top 5 I would say unlikely but then again Benn has shown dramatic improvement and may continue to do so.
     
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  5. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nigel had Commonwealth title, maybe something else too when he had 18-0 pro boxing record.
     
  6. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe he is very good.

    I a bit biased cos best british boxer for me I had sparred with was Nigel. This was light spar not gym war and this was Nigel.
    Nigel was very good for me. I was young cat then, yeah.
     
  7. Dodgy Syrup

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    First off, I'm not sure i know what you are saying.

    Second, it seems you've gotten angry and gone off on one as if I said something bad.

    Did you notice the question mark?

    That meant I wasn't making a statement, I was asking you if you agreed.

    For the life of me I can't understand why you've gone and had a meltdown.

    You made a comment and I asked "Conor lacks the amateur pedigree, so it's difficult to know"?

    In other words "is this what you meant"?
     
  8. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He definitely has something about him, given how much he has improved in a short space of time. I'd say he has a higher ceiling than Eubank Jr who I don't think has got any better in the past 5 years.
     
  9. Dodgy Syrup

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    Agreed.

    Eubank jnr career seems to have stalled and he is running out of time.

    I definitely think Conor has more room to grow and improve, the question is just how far can he go?
     
  10. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We can't tell. Not tested yet. Maybe he is very good?
     
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  11. Dodgy Syrup

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    I think that's the general consensus - it's still too early to tell.
     
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  12. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Active Member Full Member

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    Agreed.


    I voted "no chance" on the basis that I'd be surprised if he does make it all the way up.

    Sure, it's not impossible, but there's far enough to go (and so few that ever can make it) that it seems unlikely - less unlikely than it would be for a fighter with less spotlight and name recognition, but there's only so far that can take you.
     
  13. Dodgy Syrup

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    I mean, without his father's last name would he be where he is on pure merit?

    It's unlikely.
     
  14. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Active Member Full Member

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    That's my view, yes.

    And there's only so far that can take you unless you have the goods to back it up - maybe he can develop those goods, maybe not, but I'm not convinced just yet...
     
  15. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

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    The fact he thinks he is ppv star when he hasn't even fought for a British title and is running scared of David avesnyan tells u all you need to know