Eddie Hearn, promoter for unbeaten welterweight contender Conor Benn, is looking to book a very well-known opponent for his boxer's next ring outing in the first quarter of 2022.
Last weekend, Benn scored one of his most impressive victories to date when he brutally knocked out former world champion Chris Algieri in four rounds.
Benn would like to secure the winner of February's British grudge match between former champions Amir Khan and Kell Brook.
If Benn had his pick, he would rather face Khan.
However, Hearn is very doubtful that a fight between Benn and Khan would ever take place. He spoke to Khan about that scenario and indicates that there was very little interest from the Bolton boxer.
Hearn would confidently back Benn to take Khan down in only two rounds of action.
“I like Amir, but his eyes nearly popped out of his head when I started talking about Conor Benn,” Hearn said to Behind The Gloves.
“He doesn’t want to face that young smoke, and that’s why he took the Kell Brook fight over the Conor Benn fight, because it’s a friendly affair. It’s a little go in and have a dance for several million, and good luck to them, they deserve it.
“But it’s different when you're talking about Conor and Vergil Ortiz and Boots [Jaron] Ennis. These are horrible, spiteful young fighters that come in to take your head off, and they won’t be doing that in that fight, trust me. Could you imagine what Conor Benn would do to Amir Khan? Oh my god. It would be over in two rounds. We’d still love the winner, but I don’t think the winner will fight him. This is it for those guys, and this is the future [pointing at Benn].”