- With Conor Benn Being Cleared To Box By The NADP, A Return Is Imminent
- Kell Brook Is One Of The Names Mentioned Around Benn’s Next Big Fight
- Brook’s Trainer Has Picked Him To Stop Benn In 6-8 Rounds Should They Meet
Last month, the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) ruled in favour of Welterweight star Conor Benn ending his provisional suspension with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).
UKAD, who provisionally suspended Benn earlier this year, have approximately ten or so days more to appeal this decision.
This means that Benn would be eligible to box in this country, subject to obtaining a licence from the BBBofC or an international body and having permission to fight in this country.
The 26-year-old is now planning a return to the ring later this year and has already called out multiple British fighters, one of them being Kell Brook.
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Benn believes that he would stop Brook inside four rounds if they were to meet later this year. The former Ring Magazine top 10 said he got the better of the Sheffield man when they sparred and a May altercation in Dublin has turbocharged interest in the All-British fight.
Dominic Ingle On A Poential Kell Brook-Conor Benn Fight
“The only person who’s managed to do that is Crawford”, Dominic Ingle told Boxing King Media when asked about Benn saying he would stop Brook in 4 rounds, ” Kell didn’t have the best training camp, I didn’t train him, he didn’t train long enough”.
“Benn is nowhere near the level of Crawford and Kell simply hasn’t diminished that much for Conor Benn to be able to do that…Who’s a bigger puncher? It’s certainly not Benn.”
Ingle completely dismisses the idea of Benn taking out Brook early as only the P4P #1 Terence Crawford has been able to do that. It took Errol Spence eleven rounds six years ago and Middleweight champion GGG five rounds.
“He’s been in yesterday sparring, he’s still got the power, the timing and the speed. What it comes down to is whether he’s still got the desire, a will to win.”
The former world champion is in the gym training and sparring but Ingle reiterates that Brook needs to have an opponent he can get up for in training and one he really wants to get the better off in the ring.
Ingle’s Insight On Famous Spar
“The trouble with the situation with Conor Benn is that they sparred before the Crawford fight probably when Kell was making weight and Kell never really looked fantastic in sparring anyway.”
“In all the times I’ve trained him, he’s never looked fantastic in sparring. He’s continuously cutting weight, he’s never really got the energy to put in good spars.”
Benn appears to come out of the 2020 spar between the pair, whilst the ‘Special One’ was preparing for his title fight with Crawford, with a lot of confidence but Ingle insists that Benn shouldn’t take too much from the spars.
The trainer concluded confidently saying that Kell Brook would beat Conor Benn and ‘most likely’ stop him, giving 6-8 rounds as the timeframe in which Brook would win the fight.
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