Conor Benn says Amir Khan ducked him, as he delivers Khan vs Kell Brook verdict

Conor Benn says he has held talks with Amir Khan over a domestic fight with his older rival.

Benn has delivered his verdict on the winner of Amir Khan vs Kell Brook, and believes he has a better chance of fighting Jake Paul than even fighting one of his British counterparts.

While the 25-year-old Benn is starting to build his legacy in the sport, Khan and Brook, both 35, are winding down their careers.

The two veterans will meet next month in an eagerly-anticipated bout that unbeaten welterweight Benn says has come "10 years too late".

Asked who will win the Manchester Arena showdown, Benn believes it's a 50-50 fight, but thinks Brook will edge the contest.

Benn told World Boxing News: "It's a 50-50 fight, it's 10 years too late, but it's still a 50-50 fight. Khan's chin is very vulnerable.

"There's no secret there. But Kell Brook has had both his eye (sockets) fractured, so it's like who's got what left.

"But I'm tipping Brook. More durable. I don't think Khan has the power like Gennadiy Golovkin or Spence to break his eye socket.

"Hopefully, Brook comes through and then he can get the smoke. He can get the Benn smoke."

It will be Khan's first time back in the ring in two years following his victory over Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.

Khan's final hurrah

The Bolton-born fighter does have an eye-catching CV and has beaten the likes of Paulie Malignaggi, Marcus Maidana and Devon Alexander.

But defeats to Danny Garcia, Canelo Alvarez and more recently Terence Crawford have seen him fall short of world title glory.

For Brook, his biggest win was against Shawn Porter in 2014 to win the IBF welterweight championship. He also made successful defences against Frankie Gavin, Jo Jo Dan and Kevin Bizier. But he has also come up short on two of his biggest nights.

He suffered an eye-socket fracture and retired in the fifth round against Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016. And a year later he had his other eye badly injured once more in an 11th-round defeat to Errol Spence Junior.

It was a comprehensive defeat at his beloved Bramall Lane that saw him relinquish his IBF belt, with the American ahead on all three judges' scorecards at the conclusion.



Benn, who is looking for his next opponent, has revealed he has been in talks with Khan over a domestic fight.

Khan snubs Benn fight

However, it has been made clear that Khan has no interest in such a fight and he will instead hang-up his gloves after the Brook showdown.

"Amir Khan don't want it. No chance he will want it, there'd be no way. I've spoken to him about it," added Benn.

"He's retiring after the (Brook) fight. Kell Brook, I'd take the fight all day long. I'd fight either of them, but I've got more of a chance to fight Jake Paul. It's one of those situations - why would they want to fight me?"

Benn's stunning knockout victory against Chris Algieri in December has left Frank Warren hunting for his next fight.

Benn put in a career-best performance to destroy the American Algieri in what was meant to be his toughest fight to date.

Both Warren and Benn have got their sights set on four-weight world champion Adrien Broner.

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