Per Barry Holbrook: Conor Benn is now calling on IBF, WBA and WBC welterweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr for a title shot after being cleared by the World Boxing Council on Wednesday.
Apparently, Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) doesn’t like that Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has given him lip on Twitter, so he’s ready to shut him up by snatching his three welterweight belts.
Benn says Spence should be concerned about “drunk driving convictions”. The comments Spence made about Benn put him on his hit list, along with Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner and Kell Brook.
Conor Benn vs Errol Spence: Who wants to see?
Spence vs. Benn would be an excellent fight if it could happen next, because both fighters have been sidelined since last April.
While Benn, 26, has a good excuse for being inactive for the past eleven months due to his issues with his two positive clomiphene tests, which he is coming clean, Spence doesn’t have an excuse.
@ErrolSpenceJr you’ve been talking more… and well I’m reinstated in the WBC. 🤷🏽 ♂️ Hope to see you next! You worry about dealing with your DUI convictions. Idiot.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) February 23, 2023
how benn prob will be reinstated if he failed 2x
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) January 31, 2023
Errol has been inactive by choice, wasting what’s left of his career getting big, and will be moving up to 154 soon to face former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman.
The two were supposed to fight in April, but considering there hasn’t been any announcement yet, it’s possible their fight won’t happen until later. If Spence doesn’t fight Thurman, Benn would be an excellent choice for April or May, because that’s when he should be back in action.
Mauricio Sulaiman admits he is not a scientist
“It was time to do all the research. I’m not a scientist. What I said in the press release, that’s the position of the WBC,” WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told Boxing King Media when asked about his thoughts on Conor Benn being reinstated in the WBC rankings after they completed their investigation. about his two positive drugs. tests for clomiphene.
“We don’t issue licenses so this has nothing to do with the WBC,” said Sulaiman on whether Benn can fight anywhere in the world now. What is said in the press release is absolutely clear, and we will build on that. I have no further comments beyond what is recorded.”
The only thing that matters is that Benn has been cleared by the WBC and is ready to fight in April or May against a big name, whether in the UK or abroad.