There was an enthralling contest in London this past weekend, as Conor Benn furthered his claims for a potential world championship fight. Much of the build up for the fight centered around comments from Amir Khan that it would be a huge challenge for Benn.
If this was his reply to a huge challenge, then he would need a massive one next time out. Benn was ruthless, as he finished Vargas in less than two minutes. The fight lasted for officially one minute and 22 seconds, with Vargas unable to continue after a number of blistering shots fired off by Benn. The 24-year-old Brit remains undefeated, and immediately set his sights on a familiar foe in the aftermath.
Boxing News: Dominance By Benn
It would be hard to argue against the fact of this being the best performance that we have ever seen by Benn. Rightly it was considered a more challenging fight, but his response was emphatic. It was a clinic from Benn, who delivered powerful shot after powerful shot to get the job done as quickly as possible. However, he was immediately looking ahead to the future when questioned after the fight.
The Brit revealed that a battle with Khan would be something that would interest him. Khan’s comments before the fight were something that Benn alluded to in his post-fight interview, and admitted if Khan wants to step in the ring, then he would be more than interested in that fight taking place.
Boxing News: Khan Plays Down Fight
Khan quickly responded to the potential fight on social media, as he revealed that the fight wouldn’t make any sense unless there was a world title on the line. In the same post, he congratulated Benn for his excellent performance, before jibing that he was a world champion at the same age. Eddie Hearn also spoke about the potential fight, and admitted that they would make a good offer to see if they can make it happen.
As well as calling out Khan, Benn also called out the leading fighters in the welterweight division. He revealed that he was ready for the bigger fights, as he showed that he can deal with the pressure with the commanding win over Vargas. He admitted a fight against Shawn Porter would be the one he would like, but he questioned whether it would be something that would appeal to him since he was showing with every fight that he is improving.