Who will Conor Benn fight next? Khan, Brook and Garcia are all options

"The Destroyer" wants to fight anyone and everyone but the question is, who will be his next opponent? Planet Sport takes a look at the contenders.

Conor Benn put on a ruthless display on Saturday night, as he stopped Chris van Heerden inside two rounds at Manchester's AO Arena.

The 25-year-old extended his impressive record to 21-0, taking out the South African welterweight within four minutes.

Van Heerden seemed to cope with Benn's aggression in the opening round, weathering an early onslaught before settling in before the bell sounded.

However, it took Benn just 59 seconds in the second round to land some vicious upper cuts through his guard to leave him on the canvas.

Having passed the southpaw test with utter conviction, Benn is now ready to extend his unbeaten streak in the welterweight division, but who could be next up for 'The Destroyer'?

Chris Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Junior

This would be a nostalgic fight for fans who reminisce about the rivalry between their fathers' Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in the 1990s.

The pair had two fights with Eubank winning the first in 1990 and the second being a controversial draw - although the majority of people in boxing said Benn had done enough to win on points.

Right now the fight is unrealistic due to weight. Benn operates at 147lbs while Eubank is a middleweight at 160lbs. It is unrealistic to expect it in 2023 either but maybe 2024 could be the year once Benn struggles to make the welterweight limit.

Kell Brook

Khan Brook

The former world champion demolished Amir Khan on February 19 and has expressed his interest in facing Conor Benn this year.

Brook was once considered a future great of the sport after winning the IBF welterweight world title in 2014.

However, two heavy defeats to Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr in recent years saw Brook sustain serious eye injuries and it hampered his progression.

Speaking about a possible clash against Benn, Brook said: "I know that Conor Benn is banging the drum for some big fights. I love a challenge.

"He looked fantastic, sensational in his last fight against [Chris] Algieri. We've sparred together and we're very, very good friends. I think it would be a fantastic matchup - me and Benn."

Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia defeated Adrien Broner via unanimous decision in 2017

Garcia is a former four-division world champion who was once a Pound for Pound great. The last couple of years have seen him taste defeats to Errol Spence Jr and Sandor Martin.

The 34-year-old will remain at welterweight despite it not being his natural weight and this could be the perfect fight if Benn wants to break into the Hispanic and American markets.

Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford

"Bud" is as elite as they come.

His most recent win saw him stop Shawn Porter in ruthless style and is now looking for the biggest fights out there possible.

Benn is ranked inside the top five of the WBO rankings to the title Crawford holds but it is way too soon to put him in with someone of Crawford's class.

The American will also be looking elsewhere, targeting a unification clash against Errol Spence Jr.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan has hinted at retirement following loss to Kell Brook

Britain's youngest Olympic-medallist in boxing - at the age of 17 - has insisted he will remain boxing despite the beating he took against Kell Brook.

After 40 pro fights, Khan is a former unified light welterweight champion and has beat the likes of Paulie Malignaggi, Marcus Maidana and Devon Alexander.

The 35-year-old is looking for the biggest paydays possible and a fight against Benn will happen if the numbers add up.

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