He beat one Adrian on Saturday night now Conor Benn has his eye on a fight with another.
The welterweight rising star was rarely troubled in his comfortable points decision win against Adrian Granados at Headingley Stadium, Leeds which extended his unbeaten professional record to (19-0, 12 KOs).
Promoter Eddie Hearn says that Benn will return in December in a big fight with the Matchroom Chairman keen on matching Benn with former 140lb world champion Amir Khan.
Benn, however, was evidently aware of Hearn’s interest in also pairing him with controversial American Adrien Broner.
‘I’ll have Broner next,” he told talkSPORT. “I’ll have Broner here at the O2, I’ll have him at a stadium out in America – it doesn’t bother me.”
Broner has faced one Brit in his 13-year career and dominated Gavin Rees with a 5th round TKO in Atlantic City eight years ago. The 32-year-old ‘Problem’ may be a multi-weight champion but he has fallen short when stepping up to genuine world class level. Thirty-nine fights have brought four defeats which came against Marcos Maidana, Shawn Porter Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao, respectively. The fact remains that Broner is still a household name and a win for Benn would see his reputation rise Stateside.
“Broner is definitely an opponent I’d love to fight and share the ring with this year,” Benn said.
“Four-time world division champion, I won’t shy away from anybody and if he wants it I’ll give it to him.”