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Conor Benn wants to face winner of Amir Khan’s grudge match with Kell Brook

Benn has vowed to fight the winner of the domestic showdown between bitter rivals Brook and Khan next year to prove he is the leading welterweight in the UK

Amir Khan and Kell Brook face off for the first time

Conor Benn has expressed his desire to face the winner of Amir Khan’s crunch clash with Kell Brook to prove he is the leading domestic welterweight.

Khan and Brook will finally face each other in the ring with their long-awaited showdown scheduled for February 19 in Manchester.

Meanwhile Benn will face welterweight star Chris Algieri in his latest test as his journey towards a world title shot continues.

But the young star has vowed to defeat the winner of the all-British clash next year and has admitted he is uncertain if the fight is what the fans desire now.

“I will fight the winner of that fight,” Benn told Boxing Social. “They both think they are the best welterweights in Britain, I beg to differ.

Conor Benn has called for the winner of Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
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“I don’t know we will see how many people are actually still interested in it, I don’t know how much speed Khan has got left and I don’t know how much Brook’s timing is there.

“But I am leaning towards Kell because all he has to do is land and he could follow through, but it is a 50/50 fight and it is the same even fight it would have been years ago.”

Benn has risen through the professional ranks with much anticipation, stepping out from the shadow of the achievements of his father Nigel.

And he is cruising towards the world level tests with a dismissive opening round victory over Samuel Vargas before outpointing Adrian Granados earlier in the year.

Algieri represents arguably his toughest test to date having shared the ring with the likes of Khan, Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence.

Brook and Khan have also frequently been touted as potential opponents for Benn on during his rapid amelioration.

Sheffield star Brook has admitted he would be keen to face Benn despite approaching arguably the twilight years of his career.

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The 35-year-old has now admitted that his illustrious tilt with Khan could be his final bow in boxing admitting he has achieved all of his professional targets.

“What more do you want me to do?,” Brook told reporters at the press conference. “I have become world champion, I have boxed like nobody has ever seen before, moved up to middleweight and fought Golovkin, Spence and Crawford.

“I have also been in the massive fights against pound-for-pound stars so what else do you want to see me do?

“I think if you compare this to a world title fight, I don’t know until the fights are over but I just think with the history, the build-up and the dislike. It is the best-of-Britain and it is real.

“I think the fight is just as big when people know that it is done and everyone has turned up everyone is going to jump on it and getting excited. Of course we would have loved to see it a few years ago but now we have it over the line.”

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