Conor Benn wants to send 'role model' Amir Khan into RETIREMENT and warns he just needs to land one punch

CONOR BENN has again called out Amir Khan – and warned one shot will be enough to send his 'role model' into retirement.

Before Benn's biggest step up to date against Samuel Vargas, he revealed plans to prize Khan or Kell Brook into a domestic dust-up.

And after knocking out Vargas – the man Khan took to points – in sensational fashion after 80 seconds, the British boxing legend was again challenged.

Benn, 24, said on Sky Sports: "I'm only getting stronger and it's proven I'm getting stronger.

"I've just got to land one. I've just got to land one in those 12 rounds and as soon as I smell the blood, he ain't going nowhere

"I'd rather Amir, 100 per cent. He's [Brook] spoke to me about tonight and what he thought was going to happen, so with Kell it's different.

"Khan, again someone I look up to, someone who has achieved everything I want to achieve in the sport, but I would like to beat him and gain his experience.

"I'd like to send him out to retirement, nicely. As nice as possible, anyway."

Khan, 34, has not fought since July 2019, when he stopped former featherweight champion Billy Dib in four rounds.

And despite congratulating Benn, it appears the 2004 Olympic silver medalist does not have the son of a legend in his immediate plans.


Khan tweeted: "Conor well done. Great kid, wish him the best. At his age I was a world champ.

"Maybe if he had some belts that fight would make sense but he’s got a long way to go yet."

Benn has also opened the door to a trip back to America, with stars Adrien Broner, 31, and Shawn Porter, 33, among the targeted names.

His trainer Tony Sims admitted a super-fight with Khan is not likely for their next fight.

But the European title could be vacated with David Avanesyan looking ahead to a world title, freeing up Benn to fight for the vacant strap.

Sims told BoxingScene: “He’s still only 24 but those names they’re talking about will be in his reach eventually.

"Obviously the Khan name is a big name to chuck up there and that fight can be made but it won’t be his next fight.

"I think Avanesyan is going to go into a big world [title] fight the way Eddie [Hearn] is talking, so, if he does hopefully it frees up the European and we can slot in there.

"That’s what we’re looking at. If not we might even take a fight in the States but I’m looking to get him a fight in July time. I want him to stay busy now.”

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