Conor Benn is now 16-0 (11 KOs) and has informed talkSPORT.com he’s prepared for the required steps that can take him from prospect to world stage.
Nonetheless, when he will get to the highest of the welterweight division, he doesn’t anticipate finding present champions Errol Spence, Terence Crawford and Manny Pacquiao there ready for him.
“The welterweight who I feel is gonna be on the prime after I’m on the prime is a fighter referred to as Vergil Ortiz,” Benn mentioned to talkSPORT.com.
“He’s an animal. I reckon he’ll be operating issues by the point I get to world stage.
“It wouldn’t shock me in any respect [if he dethroned Spence or Crawford] within the subsequent two years.”
Ortiz is a extremely rated younger American fighter from Dallas, Texas.
He shares Benn’s file of 16-0, nevertheless Ortiz has a 100 per cent KO file successful all 16 of his bouts by stoppage.
It have to be admitted that, regardless of their similarities, Ortiz is at a sophisticated stage in his professional profession at current.
Ortiz has already crushed fringe contenders comparable to Mauricio Herrera, Antonio Orozco and Samuel Vargas.
That is the extent Benn hopes to overcome subsequent.
“Hopefully mid-to-end of October,” he mentioned of his possible return date, “Although I wouldn’t draw back from a battle in September.
“As you possibly can see from my social media pages I’ve been grafting throughout lockdown…
“I feel it’s about that point [for a step up], clearly you by no means cease studying, however it’s simply one in all them issues.
“It simply feels proper, not simply my choice, it’s mine and my staff, it’s a mutual choice that we’re gonna [step up].
“, you’ve gotta take a bet at some stage of your profession.”
The prime goal for Benn is British welterweight champion Chris Jenkins.
Promoter Eddie Hearn made an try to make this bout for July, however rival promoter Frank Warren (who represents Jenkins) was not greatest happy together with his methodology of method.
“I used to be gutted for Jenkins as a result of I do know he actually needed the battle,” mentioned Benn.
“If two fighters wanna battle, allow them to battle.
“I learn an article the place Warren was saying I don’t battle anybody with a pulse.
“I’ve tried combating [Johnny] Garton, [Bradley] Skeete and now Jenkins.
“It would occur, it’s only a matter of time.”
When requested about additional home rivals comparable to Chris Kongo and Luther Clay, Benn concluded: “Pay attention, I’m not afraid of any welterweight fighter within the UK, on this planet.
“We’ll take the precise fights on the proper time, we’re studying and after I win the British title, all this lot can get the work.”
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