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Conor Benn Wants Ramirez Fight, Says Hearn

The next test for Conor Benn could come against a former Josh Taylor opponent.

Jose Ramirez, who fought the Scot for the undisputed super-lightweight championship one year ago, is moving up to Benn’s weight division at 147lbs and is interested in facing the unbeaten contender.

One month after the Taylor fight Ramirez told journalist Dan Rafael, “You might see a better Ramirez at 147”.

“It’s a fight we’re talking to Top Rank about,” Hearn told Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal. “Ramirez looking to move up to 147. Former unified world champion, fought for the undisputed at 140. It’s a massive fight for Conor Benn, a tough fight but we’re talking to Top Rank and see where we get to. 

“Conor wants that fight; Jose Ramirez team say they’re interested in that fight. We’ll see where it goes.”

Ramirez, the former holder of the WBC and WBO super-lightweight world titles, has only one loss on his 28-fight record which came against Taylor in Las Vegas. Since then, the 29-year-old defeated Jose Pedraza over 12 rounds in March. 

Benn is ranked in the top 5 of all four governing bodies and demolished Chris van Heerden in just two rounds last time out.