Conor Benn Wants Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis or Vergil Ortiz Jr
Via Charles Brun: Conor Benn said that he “100%” want to face Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis or the winner of the fight between Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Michael McKinson.
Chances of being greenlited by Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn to fight #1 IBF Boots Ennis (29-0.27 KOs) or #1 WBO Vergil Ortiz Jr (18-0, 18 KOs) mostly like it doesn’t exist.
Benn is raking in too much money for Hearn to change the formula.
Hopefully Conor Benn doesn’t turn into a boxer-type Ryan Garcia who calls out all the big names but then NEVER faces any of them.
It would be pathetic if Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) became a name dropper and spent the rest of his career battling old age and frailty.
“’The biggest fight for you is definitely Boots or the winner between [Michael] McKinson and [Vergil] Ortiz. ‘ Exactly that. Yes, Ennis or a McKinson winner [vs. Ortiz] 100%,“Conor Benn said above social media when asked what is the best fight for him.
“If McKinson beats Vergil Ortiz, that makes that fight a lot easier to sell. He’s the hardest to sell, uncatchable fighter I’ve ever known, so why would I want to be in that fight? I will not. He is [McKinson] there must be some substance behind him.
“Boots is a great fighter. ‘What are my predictions for Ortiz-McKinson?’ While I’d love to see McKinson win, I don’t see it going past four or five.
“Ortiz is a quick starter. The problem is when you have no power, and he only has one or two kills on his record. If it were me, I would hit anything on his body.
“I just want to hunt him [McKinson] down and go straight past him. He says he can punch, but he only has two knockdowns. His biggest win is Chris Kongo.
“Am I worried about protecting my O? I give value for money. I am an entertainer. People love to watch me fight, and that’s it. I’m not Mayweather, that’s for sure.
“With my career, we went step by step. I was looking at Samuel Vargas, who had just fought Vergil Ortiz. I had a look against Chris Algieri when he just beat a good boxer [Mikkel LesPierre]. I beat a good fighter in [Sebastian] Formella when he just lost to Shawn Porter.
“We consider how I compare, and you do the benchmark. There is no benchmark for him [McKinson]’ said Ben.