By William Lloyd: Eddie Hearn is engaged on placing collectively a giant welterweight match between Conor Benn and Adrien Broner for December. Hearn is looking for the appropriate worth to get the administration for the 32-year-old Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) to conform to.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn has already talked to Broner’s supervisor Luis DeCubas, who works with PBC, about how a lot it’ll take to get AB to signal to face Benn.
Though Hearn hasn’t discovered the appropriate quantity but, he’s hopeful of constructing a deal.
Benn wants a giant identify opponent
Hearn is making an attempt to show the 24-year-old Benn, the son of former two-division world champion Nigel Benn, right into a star, and he must match him towards former world champions like Broner to get him there.
Benn nonetheless has a battle he must win towards Adrian Granados (21-8-3, 15 KOs) on September 4th earlier than he’s free to probably face the previous four-division world champion, Broner, in December or early 2022.
Conor and Granados will likely be assembly in a 12 spherical battle on the Mauricio Lara vs. Josh Warrington card on September 4th on DAZN on the Headingley Rugby League Stadium in Leeds.
Granados, 32, is a step up for Benn from his final two opponents Samuel Vargas and Sebastian Formella. If Benn can beat Granados, Broner is the subsequent logical transfer for him.
“I like the Adrien Broner battle,” Hearn mentioned to iFL TV. “I feel it’s [Benn vs. broner] a large battle. I’ve spoken to Luis DeCubas at PBC. I’ve talked numbers with him. It wasn’t sufficient for him, however we’ll maintain going.
“Conor Benn towards Adrien Broner, whether or not that’s December or early subsequent yr, these are the sorts of fights,” mentioned Hearn.
Broner lately got here off a two-year layoff to defeat Jovanie Santiago by a 12 spherical unanimous choice in January on Showtime. As one guess, Broner didn’t look sharp in laboring to an unimpressive victory over Santiago.
Furthermore, Broner didn’t herald huge scores, and he’s been sitting inactive ever since, asking for fights and nonetheless not getting any.
It’s unclear whether or not Broner is asking for an excessive amount of cash for what he brings to the desk these days as a light star or if there’s nothing for him proper now.
Broner may give Benn points
If Broner can get issues collectively bodily along with his weight-reduction plan and coaching, he may give Benn a run for his cash. It isn’t very seemingly, although. Broner’s lack of success during the last six years means that he’ll lose to Benn and sure look unhealthy in doing so.
Benn might want to tempo himself towards Broner as a result of this isn’t a man that he’s going to have the ability to throw a flurry on within the first spherical and get a quick stoppage like he did final April in his battle with journeyman Samuel Vargas.
If Benn does that towards Broner, he may get knocked out as a result of AB is a veteran, and he’ll reap the benefits of Conor’s reckless combating type.
Sadly, the once-promising boxing profession of Broner has been on a fast slide downward since his loss to Marcos Maidana in 2013. That was the start of a free fall for Broner, with him dropping these fighters during the last seven years:
- Shawn Porter
- Manny Pacquiao
- Mikey Garcia
Broner has gained simply as soon as within the final 4 years since 2017, and that was towards Santiago, who isn’t a significant participant.
Apparently, Granados misplaced a controversial 10 spherical break up to Broner in February 2017 in AB’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Many boxing followers that noticed that battle had Granados successful the battle fairly comfortably.
That battle confirmed that Broner doesn’t belong at 147, and he’s not efficient at 140. Nonetheless, at this level in Broner’s profession, he’s been combating at 147 for too lengthy for him to have the ability to return to his finest weight courses at 130 and 135.