Conor Benn wants Keith Thurman after Maurice Hooker fight on April 23rd

by Barry Holbrook: Connor Penn says Keith “One Time” Thurman is a fighter who will be interested in fighting after his match on April 23. Penn (20-0, 13 KOs) will watch the outcome of former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Thurman’s comeback match on February 5 against Mario Barrios; He can then contact him.

It will be tough for Ben to battle the 33-year-old “One Time” Thurman, as he says he wants to challenge for a world title in his next fight, provided he defeats Barrios on February 5th. Happened on FOX Sports PPV.

If Ben manages to achieve a knockout victory over Thurman, he will take his career to the next level, making him known all over the world. Although Benn promoter Eddie Hearn already describes him as a “world superstar,” he has yet to achieve that status. But with his knockout win over “One Time” Thurman, he would have truly earned that prestige.

At the moment, Ben, 25, is likely to face the former WBO welterweight champion Morris “Mighty Mo” Hooker on April 23 in the headline on DAZN.

Hearn has already made an offer for the 32-year-old Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KO) to consider. If he declines the offer, Hearn says he will renew his efforts to get it Adrian “The Problem” Brunner To fight with Ben.

Hearn hasn’t quite given up on persuading the 32-year-old former DFL champion Brunner to face Bean, despite the American’s insistence that he wants a tuning fight first.

Conor Penn targets Thurman after Barrios

“That’s why we have these fights that we’re fighting as the benchmark for who I am so far and we’ve gotten past them with flying colors,” Connor Benn told Boxing Social about why he’s a veteran.

“So, really, if you fight Sean Porter now, you can’t help but say it’s going to be a close fight. When you beat [Sebastian] Formella is more convincing [than Porter did]I know patterns make a fray, but hitting him is easy.

“I’ve only had tougher fights earlier in my career. We’ll keep fighting these guys. Morris Hooker is the name I want. Obviously I’d prefer to have Danny or Mickey Garcia, sure, but Adrien Broner is just a liability. It would be nice to fight That fight [Broner]. It will be good.

“The reason we’re up against Maurice Hooker instead of Danny Garcia or Mickey Garcia is because we want bigger fights. Keith Thurman is fighting [Mario] Barrios in the final elimination. TAnother battle hat we will take care of after April 23Ben said.

“Okay, I got Brock versus Khan. Only if Brock wins can this fight happen,” said Bean.

Adrian Brunner wants to warm up. Keith Thurman fights Barrios. I love Robert Guerrero or Maurice Hooker. “A little Maurice Hooker, in my opinion, and then one of the names I mentioned in the summer,” Connor said.

To get Thurman to agree to a fight with Conor Bean, Hearn would need to make a big show because the Florida native is already a pay-per-view attraction in the States.

Thurman has plans to fight for a world title right away in 2022, which may just be a dream on his part. Keith would have to fight a celebrity if he got caught by Barrios, and Ben would be an excellent choice.

We’ll see how confident Thurman is after his fight with Barrios. If Thurman clears it, he might consider the idea of ​​facing Benn next as long as Hearn gives him enough money.

He wants to wait before facing the elite competition

“It has nothing to do with whether I am ready or not. As long as I am progressing the way I am, Why would they shoot me before I reach my full potential yetBen said when asked if his promoters prevent him from fighting talented men like Jaron Innes, Virgil Ortiz, Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford.

With the money being paid by Benn by Matchroom Boxing promoters to take on veterans like Chris Algerie, it’s no wonder why he’s in no hurry to speed up the pace he throws with the Sharks in the 147-pound class.

“I didn’t have to, so why would I go?Ben said of his privilege to the luxury of not having to confront the assassins Ennis, Virgil, Spence, or Crawford.

Conor's picture between boxing and the news

“Look at my progress from the Battle of Formella to Algieri. Granados fight to Algieri, and [Samuel] Bain said of his belief that he has made strides since beating Vargas, Formula and Granados rather than in a situation where the 37-year-old Algerie was more of a drifter than these fighters.

“So when I’m going so fast, why don’t you wait until you know I’m there before I fight the likes of Virgil Ortiz, Jaron Ines, and David Avanisian because I’m enjoying this fight.

“Jaron Ines and Virgil Ortiz, I think they’re like crème de la crème [the best of the best]. Me and Errol Spences and Ugas and Ugas Now we will fight Ugas. So, you get it, and the audience should get it. Ben said that all of your fighters have as many educational battles as possible.”

It’s hard to tell if Penn is advancing from fight to fight because the level of his competition has been declining recently, going from combative contender Sebastian Formula to attacking player Adrian Granados and former WBO 140-pound champ Chris Algerie.

A decade ago, Algieri was briefly a champ at the age of 140, but he beat anyone substantial other than with a surprise win over Ruslan Provodnikov.

He denies that he is deceiving the public

“We don’t deceive the public, we don’t deceive people for this or that,” Bean said. “You know, I will reach my full potential. As long as I’m still learning, as long as I’m still growing, I’m not in a hurry at all. Why? What’s the wheel?”

Am I going to fight Virgil Ortiz? A million percent, I will. Will I fight Jaron Ines? A million percent, I will. Will I fight Errol Spence, Ogas, Thurman? A million percent when the timing is right for me. I’m proud of myself and I work very hard, so when the fights are Ready, it will erupt.

“It’s not that I’m not ready now, but why did Vergil make Ortiz fight ten times harder and an easier fight for him now, so to speak, or an easier fight for me when I’m still learning.

“I’ll wait until you know. You’ll see the progress. The evidence is in the candy, and every time I step out under the spotlight, I’m going to do better clinically than before, which is what people think, ‘How can you be better than before?’ There is a lot of room for improvement.”

“We’re working on things now after Jerry’s fight base, and watching me I’ll come back and watch. It’d be like, ‘Yeah, cool! More improvement.

“We don’t do them any favors,” Bean said in his dismissal of fighting with David Avancesian and his promoter Frank Warren. “They wouldn’t do me any favors if the boot was on the other foot. For Warren’s Big 500, that’s nothing to me. For that fight, it’s nothing for me,” Ben said.

“For the battle of Avanizia, I prefer to fight [retired] Sean Porter or fight for a world title or even a world title. If you look at my record and look at Avanisian’s record, look at my seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth fights. Look at him, that’s enough.

“I’m in no rush. I have a lot of paydays ahead. His team’s job is to make him a lot of money before he retires,” Ben said of Avancesian. “He didn’t have a lot of bigger fights ahead of him,” Ben said.

Boxing fans are beginning to believe that Hearn is cheating on them the way he matches Ben against only older fighters.

They noted that Connor is older than Jaron Ines and Virgil Ortiz Jr., and that these fighters stand up well against competition.


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