Former IBF Welterweight Champion, Kell Brook, has made his opinion clear on whether his domestic rival, Conor Benn, will ever claim a world title.
At 26-years-old, Benn has plenty of time to achieve success in the welterweight division and possibly even higher than that – his willingness to face Chris Eubank Jr proving that he is happy to move fight heavier.
With an undefeated record of 21 fights, Benn has already beaten three former world champions (two of which were with the IBO) and has his eyes set on bigger names once a resolution is reached in his doping case, which will investigate two failed tests on his part.
One of those names appears to be Brook, whom he clashed with at ringside a couple of weeks ago.
Despite some harsh words in the past, Brook said that he believes Benn is good enough to achieve world honours in an interview with Boxing Social via freebets.com.
“Yeah I do [think he’ll win a title], you know.
He’s definitely got the bit between his teeth, he wants it, I see elements of his Dad in there with him when I have sparred with him. He’s aggressive, he’s strong, he’s definitely got the fire in his belly to go all the way.”
“I just think that he has not been tested and I think that he can bite off more than he can chew, especially if he gets in there with me.”
“I think that, after the shoving and the pushing went on, the fans do want to see that fight now. They do want to see me and Conor in that ring. Once we find out what his situation is, in the next week or so, maybe we can sit down with his team and make it happen.”
Although Brook remains hopeful of fighting Benn down the line, ‘The Destroyer’ seems set to face Chris Eubank upon his comeback to the sport. However, the location of the bout remains undecided until his UKAD hearing is resulted.