Conor Benn has taken a jibe at Kell Brook, following footage of the former welterweight world champion back in training amidst rumours of a comeback.
Brook has not boxed since February of last year at the Manchester Arena, where he stopped old rival Amir Khan in the sixth round in a career crowning moment.
‘The Special One’ was linked to fights with the likes of Benn and Chris Eubank Jr, however announced shortly after the fact that he would be hanging up the gloves.
After the latest clips of Brook getting some work in with long time trainer Dominic Ingle, Benn took to his official Twitter account to claim the Sheffield man chose retirement out of fear rather than fight him.
“Last time we tried to make the fight he chose retirement instead. Must have been that sparring session…”
Last time we tried to make the fight he chose retirement instead. Must have been that sparring session… 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/zSGxidjTm5
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) March 13, 2023
Benn himself has not fought since his second round stoppage of Chris van Heerden last April, due to failing two VADA tests in the build up to his big pay per view fight with Chris Eubank Jr, and promoter Eddie Hearn has repeatedly stated he wants to get ‘The Destroyer’ back in action as soon as possible
Though the WBC cleared Benn to return to their rankings last month, many feel his performing enhancing drugs case remains unresolved, particularly due to the fact he is still without a British Boxing Board of Control license.
A recent interview with Piers Morgan sparked hot new debate around the saga, with many in the sport feeling Benn’s decision to appear on the show was ill advised.
As well as a fight with Brook, Benn has also been heavily linked to a bout with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, with talks said to be now in an advanced stage.