Eddie Hearn, promoter of British welterweight fighter (up to 66.7 kg) Josh Kelly (10-1-1, 6 KO), who lost today in London to Russian David Avanesyan (27-3-1, 15 KO), said he was ready to put up against him another prospect, compatriot Conor Benn (17-0-0, 11 KO).
“Of course, we should expect this. But now Benn faces a serious challenge in the person of Samuel Vargas. As for Avanesyan, he will probably go for the world title, he deserves to fight for it.
Conor has already told me that he is ready to fight him after the fight with Vargas. In addition, Avanesyan has many fans, and you could see this today. But this is a tough fight, and I told Conor about it: “This guy is insanely tough,” said Hearn.