LIVE THREAD RBR: Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella, plus full undercard (SKY SPORTS)

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Chalky, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

    May 3, 2018
    So from the age of 6 to 20 he lived in Spain and Australia. That's good enough reason to think it odd he has a strong London accent. It's like he's doing his best Nigel Benn impression in every interview.

    It comes natural to them because their peers are talking the same. That's normal.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Pretty sure Benn would have been in a part of Spain that is full of Londoners, I'm not sure what accent you'd expect a London ex-pats kids in Spain to acquire when he's speaking English.
    Is there a standard English ex-pat accent he ought to have ?

    Yeah, I acknowledge that. And who has Conor Benn been around ?
    The only people I know for sure were around him in those years were his parents :

    Personally, I'd find it odd if he was speaking in an Aussie accent. He moved there at 16 and back here at 19.

    Anyway, it doesn't matter. He speaks how he speaks and expresses himself okay, I reckon.
    If he's copying his father, rather than speak with a Aussie-Spain accent, that's fair enough too.
  3. Holler

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

    Mar 12, 2018
    I think they were talking up a fight with Chris Jenkins for the UK title? Can't see there being the money to entice Khan or Brook without crowds at least.
  4. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

    May 3, 2018
    You are reaching now. Full of Londoners? do you know that?. More likely the expats would have been made up of people from all corners of Britain, no?. Not just London as you suggest.

    Other rich kids?.
    He went to private school. Safe to assume Nigel and Caroline weren't teaching at the school or sitting next to him at lunch break.
    If it doesn't matter why are you getting so deep into it?. I disagree.
  5. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I have heard Smith big up BT and Warren on many a YouTube channel over the years. Think he is a genuine big boxing fan, he has said in recent interviews what a great fight Dubios Joyce is and he will be watching on BT. Have always found him quite generous to the competition with zero bitterness unlike some.
    Oreet Cha! and PatCash like this.
  6. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    What's the story with Conor's bizarre obsession with the 'heated Range Rover seats'?

    They got yet another mention in his post fight interview. He has mentioned the heated seats a few times in various interviews, I remember it because it's such an odd thing to mention in an interview and stands out.

    Is Tony Simms going to break it to him that cars have had heated seats since the 1990's? I expect he will be heart broken to hear that there are quite literally millions of cars out there with heated seats :D