Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return
“The rivalry is there, the fight can happen whenever.” Conor Benn is back in action this Saturday at The O2, live on Sky Sports... Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return

“The rivalry is there, the fight can happen whenever.

Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return

Conor Benn is back in action this Saturday at The O2, live on Sky Sports

Conor Benn recognises the growing demand for a domestic clash with Josh Kelly and insists he will be ready to settle their welterweight rivalry.

The unbeaten duo feature on this Saturday’s bill at The O2, live on Sky Sports, as Benn makes his long-awaited return from a hand injury, while Kelly defends his WBA international title against Przemyslaw Runowski.

Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return

Everyone keeps thinking I keep calling him out, I don’t. It just keeps getting brought up, because there’s so much interest, and that’s that.

Conor Benn

Asked whether the Kelly fight is generating excitement, Benn told Sky Sports: “Of course it is, that’s why it keeps getting brought up.

“Everyone keeps thinking I keep calling him out, I don’t. It just keeps getting brought up, because there’s so much interest, and that’s that.

“The rivalry is there, the fight can happen whenever.”

Allen vs Browne: Conor Benn still has one eye on Josh Kelly after O2 return

Kelly can again showcase his dazzling speed this weekend Kelly can again showcase his dazzling speed this weekend

Benn does not feel any fresh expectation to deliver another explosive performance, even though he is sharing the stage with the Sunderland man.

“I’m not really bothered,” he said. “I haven’t even really thought about that, to be honest.

“I’m obviously going to go in there, do what I’ve got to do, and put on a performance for the supporters.”

Benn’s enforced break from the sport has allowed him to refine his technique and he remains confident about his ability to climb the rankings in a hotly contested division.

“I’m only going to come back more improved, more calculated, and it’s about working on a lot of things, come fight night,” he said. “Not just going in there to try and blow them out.

“I’m only going to get better with age, more maturity, perfecting your ring craft.

“It’s not something that just happens overnight. I’m only going to get better.”

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