Conor Benn Would Be Over The Moon To Box Mario Barrios Next
Conor Benn is hopeful to fight Mario Barrios next time out.
Benn is coming off a decision win over Peter Dobson in a lackluster performance. Although Benn still wants to fight Chris Eubank Jr., if it doesn’t come to fruition, he wants to face Mario Barrios at 147lbs.
“Listen, I’ll fight any man,” Benn told BoxingScene.com. “If it makes money, it makes sense. You know, not just for me, for everyone involved – the promotional companies. You know, it’s a business and we wanna give the fans the most exciting fights possible. So, I think, for me, 147 is where I wanna capture a world title. Barrios is a name that I’ve mentioned so many times. If we could make that fight next, then I’d be over the moon to make that fight. If not Barrios, then you know, we’ll see who’s there. We’ll see who wants to fight.”
A fight between Barrios and Benn would be highly anticipated and one of the biggest matchups the two can have.
But, if the fight doesn’t come to fruition, Conor Benn says he wants to fight four times this year, as he wants to be as active as possible.
“I’d like to get out four times this year,” Benn said, “but I know that’s not realistic because the fights that we wanna try and make are mega-fights. So, it’s hard because the mega-fights take time. They need full 12-week camps, a lot of media, so realistically I reckon three times this year. If I can go in the summer in a mega-fight – either against a Barrios, [Devin] Haney, [Jaron] Ennis, Eubank, any of them names this year – in summer and in winter would be great.”
Who do you think will win, Conor Benn or Mario Barrios?