With Barry Holbrook: Conor Benn is now calling on IBF, WBA & WBC middleweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr for a title shot after being disqualified by the World Boxing Council on Wednesday.
Apparently, Ben (21-0, 14 KOs) doesn’t like this Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has given him lips on Twitter, so he’s ready to shut him up by stripping him of his three middleweight belts.
Ben says Spence should be worried about “drink driving convictions”. Spence’s comments about Benn have put him on his target list, along with me Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner and Kell Brook.
Conor Benn vs Errol Spence: Who wants to see it?
Spence vs. Benn would be a great fight if it could happen next because both fighters have been sitting on the shelf since last April.
While the 26-year-old Benn has a good excuse for being inactive for the last eleven months due to his issues with two positive tests for clomiphene, which he is in the process of clearing up, Spence has no excuse.
@ErrolSpenceJr you were talking to most people…and so I came back to the WBC. 🤷🏽♂️ I’ll have you by my side! Are you concerned about handling your drunk driving conviction? Wanker.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) February 23, 2023
how to restore benn prob if it failed 2 times
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) January 31, 2023
Errol has been inactive by choice, wasting what’s left of his career, getting big and soon moving up to 154 to face former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman.
These 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, Ben would be a great option for April or May because that’s when he’s expected to return to action.
Mauricio Sulaiman admits he is no scientist
“It was the moment of doing all the research. I’m not a scientist. What he said in the news release, that’s the position of the WBC,” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman told Boxing King Media when asked about his thoughts on Conor Benn’s reinstatement to the WBC ranks after they completed their investigation into two positive drugs of. tests for clomiphene.
“We don’t issue licenses, so this has nothing to do with the WBC,” Suleiman said of whether Ben can fight anywhere in the world now. What he says in the press release is absolutely clear, and we’ll go with it. I have no additional comment other than what is on the record.”
All that matters is that Benn has been cleared by the WBC and is ready to fight in April or May against a big name be it in the UK or out of the country.