by Charles Brun: Conor Penn, the top ten welterweight contender, says he wants to fight Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia or Mikey Garcia in his next Tutorial to get him ready to battle for a world title at 147.
It’s doubtful that Eddie Hearn, Bean’s promoter, can afford Danny Garcia or Mickey Garcia because these two would need big money, especially if they knew they were being used as “the antagonist” to make 25-year-old Connor look better than he actually is. is being.
However, if it was up to Benn (20-0, 13 KOs), he would face WBA champion Yorginis Ugas next, as he believes he can defeat him, IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBO Terence Crawford belt carrier.
In other words, there is no champion in 147 that Ben, 25, doesn’t think he can beat. Penn’s recent victories over Chris Algerie, Samuel Vargas and Adrian Granados planted ideas in his head, making him believe he can achieve incredible feats.
Since his dream about Benn fighting Ugas, Spence or Crawford next has no realistic chance of happening, he will have to lower his sights on the old men that his promoter Eddie Hearn is trying to get in his next fight.
Ben wants to come next Brunner or Dani Garcia or Mickey
This week, Hearn says his list of targets for the upcoming Battle of Bean is one of these three: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner, Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero, and Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker.
“I imagine my chance against any of them [Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, and Yordenis Ugas]. Connor Benn told ESPN explaining why he didn’t need two more battles to learn before fighting for a world title.
The way Benn talks about it, he has to get out of it and realize he’s not as good as he thinks he is. Hearn would have done Labine a world good if he put him with Ines Jaron Potts or Virgil Ortiz Jr to show him how far away he is from the top division in the welterweight division.
“I should be in the top three with the majority of the governing bodies,” Bean said. “Adrian Brunner, Mickey Garcia, Danny Garcia, I love the sound From all those fights. They are big names in America, so that would be good for my PR in America. But the world title is the ultimate goal.”
Currently, with the fodder Hearn was shoveling in the ring so Benn could make his record, he seems to think he’s the right guy, which he isn’t.
Benn is rated #7 IBF & #7 WBC. To get in the top five, he needs to beat a related fighter rather than beat another old man like Mickey Garcia, Robert Guerrero, Adrian Brunner or Maurice Hooker.
Hearn has been quite open about his desire to acquire former DFL champion Brunner (34-4-1, 24 KOs), but “The Trouble” fought off the match with Penn afterward. Brunner, 32, wants an adjustment in March at 140.
So unless Hearn can convince Bruner not to take this course, he’ll need to look in another direction toward either 38-year-old Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero or WBO lightweight champion Maurice Hooker.
Sadly, Brunner hasn’t topped a major name since his controversial victory over Paulie Malignaggi in 2013. That was nine years ago.
All of Brunner’s wins since then have come against lesser opposition such as Adrian Granados, John Molina Jr., Ashley Theophany and Giovanni Santiago. Brunner’s win over Granados and Santiago was controversial in the eyes of some boxing fans.
Connor compares himself favorably
This writer lost Brunner to these two men, which shows you what level the problem has come to at this point in his career.
Bain said how he could do better by defeating Chris Algerie and Samuel Vargas of Spence and other heavyweights.