The curious case of Conor Benn: How far does he go?

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  1. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

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    Crawford - No chance
    Spence - No chance
    Taylor - No chance
    Ennis - No chance
    Ortiz Jnr - No chance.

    Avanesyan - Half a chance hence the stalling.

    If he doesn't step up in these next 2 fights (9 months), then he never will. Can't even drop to 140 (weight) or step up 154 (too small).

    It's like watching CEJ all over again albeit at a lower weight.

    Conor Benn - IBO World Champion 2023.
     
  2. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree Connor packs a punch, bit of insult comparing him to Wilder though. Connor is far more complete boxer and has similar record in terms of beating quality opponents 21 fights compared to Wilder who had twice as many fights. Although Connor is being managed to avoid big punchers at present just like Wilder has done his whole career.
     
  3. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

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    He hasn’t yet, there’s no yardstick because he’s never fought for a title at any level, and all his opponents have low ko% and majority are old men who are inactive
     
  4. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Hooker, Ramirez and Cowley are realistic opponents for Connor's next fight (all would be good opposition).
     
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  5. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

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    Never did I think someone as unlikeable as Bellew would be in boxing then along came Benn.
     
  6. aaaaa

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    Bit of an insult comparing Benn to an Olympic medallist who was a world champion for 5 years :lol:
     
  7. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Connor Benn would be world champion if he beat Algieri as a champion and defended against the Vargas and Van Heerdeen etc for 5 years which is effectively what Wilder did in terms of quality of opposition (although Benn's opposition has been a lot younger than Wilder).
     
  8. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never change mitch, never change.
     
  9. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Absolute drivel.
     
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  10. Glenn McKrory

    Glenn McKrory M&S luxury pudding Full Member

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    Face it mate, he wouldn't even be near a boxing ring if his surname wasn't Benn.

    Connor Mitch would be working in admin and worrying about scoring with the lass from accounts.
     
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  11. channy

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    Yup, brand Benn.

    I have the utmost respect for any fighter whatever they are capable of, it takes balls to climb in that ring and fight, but i am not convinced he will achieve much when mixing with the top tier, i believe he will at some point pick up a vacant trinket against someone they get out of a coffin, then the fleecing really begins!!
     
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  12. Turpins chin

    Turpins chin New Member Full Member

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    Agreed, huge amount of respect to anyone who boxes at any level but benn for me is very limited, think Eddie would have been better to sell this if he wasn’t a welter. Unless Eddie pulls out a mandatory on a vacant world title, I don’t see benn past a European
     
  13. keysey

    keysey New Member Full Member

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    If my auntie had balls she’d be my uncle
     
  14. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That is a terrible post, you can come up with better than that mate.
     
  15. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    In this week’s Chris Mannix podcast, Jaron Ennis threw down the gauntlet.
    All Ed Hearn has to do is pick it up and and an Ennis - Benn fight is on.
    Don’t hold your breath!