Conor Benn wants to ‘get stuck straight in’ against ‘unbelievable’ Kell Brook after stoppage of Amir Khan… as he reveals chat with beaten fighter came with a promise: ‘We agreed I’d take care of business for him’
- Conor Benn says he would like to fight Kell Brook after watching him in action
- Brook beat Khan in the sixth round at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday
- Khan was hurt on numerous occasions before the referee finally stepped in
- Benn praised Brook for his impressive ‘timing’ and ‘accuracy’ against Khan
- He believes Brook would be a ‘good test’ as he still looks sharp despite being 35
Conor Benn says he would ‘really’ like to fight Kell Brook after watching him destroy Amir Khan at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday night.
The Sheffield fighter was dominant from start to finish, hurting Khan badly in the first round, before the referee finally waved it off in the sixth round.
As result, Benn – who was commentating on the fight – says he would like to take on Brook next as he believes the 35-year-old would be a ‘good test’.
Conor Benn says he would ‘really’ like to fight Kell Brook after watching him destroy Amir Khan
Benn praised Brook for his ‘timing’ and ‘accuracy’ against Khan, claiming the Sheffield born boxer looked ‘sharp’.
Speaking to TalkSPORT following the fight, Benn Said: ‘The big domestics are what we want.
‘After Josh Kelly messed up, who is there now for me? Who can I really test myself against? Who claims to be the best in Britain?
‘He is still sharp, he has still got his timing, he has still got accuracy. That makes the fight more realistic.’
The Sheffield fighter was dominant from start to finish, hurting Khan badly in the first round, before the referee finally waved it off in the sixth round
As result, Benn (right) – who was commentating on the fight – says he would like to face Brook as he believes the 35-year-old would be a ‘good test’
When asked what weight he would fight Brook at, Benn said: ‘I would fight him at 150. It don’t bother me or my team. It really don’t.
‘I am tied into DAZN but I will leave that to them. I want to get stuck straight in. I fancy that fight next.
‘I just messaged my trainer. I fancy that fight next. That’s what I said. If I have to wait, I will wait. If I don’t, then I don’t. I just want that fight.
‘He claims to be the best in Britain. He looked unbelievable tonight, he looks in shape, he looked great on the scales.
‘Now that is me challenging myself against a former world champion who claims to be the best. Idols to rivals, that’s what it is.’
Benn also took to Instagram to share a picture of himself and a bruised Khan after the fight. He wrote the accompanying caption: ‘We agreed I’d take care of business for him! @specialkellbrook’.
Meanwhile, there has been talk of a mouthwatering showdown with Chris Eubank Jnr and Brook.
Eubank Jr saw off Welsh rival Liam Williams in a grudge match two weeks ago and clearly there’s no love lost between him and Brook.
Eubank Jnr, speaking about the prospect from ringside, said: ‘I don’t like him. He doesn’t like me. We can make it happen. He has proved he has the spice, I want to see how much spice he has got with me.’
Meanwhile, there has been talk of an epic showdown with Chris Eubank Jnr and Brook
Brook added: ‘I don’t like Eubank. If the fight is right, I will fight — I’m a prizefighter.’
However, after the dust had somewhat settled and Brook spoke at the post-fight press conference, he too admitted retirement is a possibility.
‘I’ll be remembered for this fight forever, no one will remember the (other) 42 fights, they’ll just remember the fight with Amir Khan,’ he said. ‘I’m just happy the chapter has closed, I’ve had a fantastic career.’
A teary-eyed Brook added: ‘I’ve always wanted to have this fight, this grudge match is the icing on the cake… do I want to carry on? I feel like a 23 year old tonight, I will sit down with my family and see if I want to go on.’