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Conor Benn calls out Errol Spence Jr, wants him next

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By Barry Holbrook: Conor Benn is now calling out IBF, WBA & WBC welterweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr for a title shot following his being cleared by the World Boxing Council on Wednesday.

Apparently, Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) doesn’t like that Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has been giving him lip on Twitter, so he’s ready to shut him up by ripping his three welterweight belts off his person.

Benn says Spence should be concerned about”drunk driving convictions.” The comments that Spence has made about Benn have put him on his target list, along with Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, and Kell Brook.

Conor Benn vs. Errol Spence: Who wants to see it?

Spence vs. Benn would be an excellent fight if it could happen next because both fighters have been sitting on the shelf since last April.

While Benn, 26, has a good excuse for why he’s been inactive for the last eleven months due to his issues with his two positive tests for clomifene, which he’s in the process of clearing up, Spence doesn’t have an excuse.

Errol has been inactive by choice, wasting what’s left of his career, getting big, and will be moving up 154 soon to face former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman.

Those two were supposed to be fighting in April but considering that there’s still been no announcement, it’s possible that their fight won’t happen until later.  If Spence doesn’t fight Thurman, Benn would be an excellent option for April or May because that’s when he’s expected to be back in action.

Mauricio Sulaiman admits he’s not a scientist

“It was the timing of doing all the research. I’m not a scientist. What it said in the news release, that is what the WBC’s position is,” said WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to Boxing King Media when asked about his thoughts on Conor Benn being reinstated in the WBC’s rankings after they completed their investigation on his two positive drug tests for clomifene.

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“We do not issue licenses, so that has nothing to do with the WBC,” said Sulaiman on whether Benn can fight anywhere in the world now. What it says in the press release is absolutely clear, and we will go by that. I have no additional comments other than what’s on the record.”

The only thing that matters is that Benn has been cleared by the WBC, and he’s ready to fight in April or May against a big name whether it be in the UK or outside of the country.

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