The kiss of Death: Hearns declares Conor Benn the next PPV star

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by NasalSpray, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2018

    This will not end well
  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Obviously I want Benn to beat Vargas, but the hype I do not understand.

    In my opinion he's British level at best. He's been carefully matched, and if he fought Mckinson, Mikey would outbox him.

    To be fair to him though he is well known by the casuals.
  3. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    The new Chisora?
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  4. velagod

    velagod Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Second he fights even a moderate puncher he’s ****ed.

    second he fights a slick boxer he will be out boxed.

    Only way you could have him headline a ppv is it you matched him like a yarde with a cash out fight as the ppv event.

    I don’t think benn will even make it to fringe world level with the amount of prospects there are at welterweight let alone mentioning the champions and fringe world level welterweights there are.
  5. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    I've been very impressed with the improvements Benn has made, some of which are massive. He clearly dedicates himself to working on his game so I don't think there's too much of a ceiling to what he can achieve if he's (continued to be) matched right.

    I just wish these promoters would moderate their hopes on fighters like him and the other lad Hatton. It turns genuine boxing fans against them because they judge on the substance rather than the hype that draws the casual audience in.
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  6. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Not sold on Benn would not even be considered a ppv star at this stage if not for his name
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  7. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Absolute bullshine
  8. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
  9. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Painfully predictable and anyone who knows how Eddie's mind works should have seen it coming a mile off. A real shame because I genuinely like Conor Benn, he's a face first give one to take one brawler who is dedicated to boxing and constantly improving also clearly idolises his old man, nothing wrong with that !!
    But if Conor beats Vargas impressively any future fights against opponents with even the slightest name recognition then it's going to be on PPV perhaps as a co main event to start with alongside Del or similar, if he progresses to Euro or fringe world level then it's going to be a PPV main event.

    Cheers Eddie
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  10. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Yeah, Connors first few fights i thought it was a joke but he has really come on you have to give him credit. How far do you think he can go? 147 is a tough division, with talent always breaking through.
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  11. roddy

    roddy Member banned Full Member

    Mar 1, 2021
    Not the next world champion or the next best thing... the next PPV star.

    This is where we’re at. Being a ‘PPV star’ is more important than winning belts apparently.
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  12. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    “All the world is a stage koogs, do you understand what I’m saying to you?”
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  13. "TKO"

    "TKO" Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Shows the ridiculous state of the game when people are being successfully brainwashed into believing that boxing being on PPV is a good thing!
  14. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Were is bbjc BTW ?? He disappeared after the last Saturday Fight Night PPV.
  15. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Also show Matchroom wint be leaving Sky anytime soon.