Conor Benn is continuing his comeback to the peak of the welterweight division, and has revealed that he would be willing to jump in at the proverbial deep end and take on unified welterweight champion Terence Crawford in his next fight.
After almost eighteen months away from the ring following a failed doping test that derailed his career, Benn returned in an Orlando clash with game Mexican Rodolfo Orozco back in September and went the distance for the first time in four contests.
Now Benn is once again headlining across the pond due to ongoing issues with his British Boxing License, and as he continues to grow his platform in the States, the Briton has signalled his intentions of challenging the arguable pound-for-pound number one.
In an interview with ES News, Benn confirmed that he was open to facing any of the top American fighters and revealed that he would be ready to fight Crawford next, after the champion was let without an opponent following the collapse of the Errol Spence Jr rematch.
“We can make the Crawford fight next. All of these top American fighters, you want to challenge yourself against the best, that is what you come into the game for, to challenge yourself and test yourself.
“If the public want it and it is in-demand, then give it to them. I was willing to go up to 160lbs [to fight Eubank Jr] because it was the right fight. If the right fight is at 154lbs I will happily go up, if it is at 147lbs I’ll happily do it.”
First, Benn must get past the undefeated Peter Dobson, who he meets on Saturday night in Las Vegas, headlining a bill that also features Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams and Johnny Fisher, live on DAZN.