Josh Kelly vs Conor Benn.

May 8, 2016
As they save out with old and in with the new. Khan and Brook are on their way out.

Does either of these two have a realistic chance of becoming the next star...?

Both use to have alot of discussion around them and threads about them.

But it seems fan interest has fizzled out.
Josh Kelly is obviously the more talented. greater amateur pedigree and has faced good opposition in his 11 fight career.

But in terms of marketing Matchroom seems to have invested alot more in hyping Benn mainly cus he is Nigels son.
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Jun 28, 2013
Josh Kelly. That's a name I haven't heard for a while. I can't say the prospect of either of them fighting particularly excites me. Kelly is flashy, but lacks power. Benn is a good enough European fighter, but he still gets hype due to his surname. I can see Formella beating him tbh.
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May 8, 2016
Benn should fight Florian Marku.
Not sure who Florian Marku is..Lack of interest in this thread probably answers the question I asked in my original post.

But both of them have a ranking with alphabet organisations. personally I think if they come through in their next fights Hearn should throw them into the deepend against one of the bignames.

If they lose no big deal can be put down to a lack of experience. Probably come away with more credibility for the willingness to take a risk.
Jul 6, 2019
I don't think so. Neither is as good as Khan or Brook, and I doubt they become so if I'm honest.

Benn is more marketable because of his name and style, but he is still very raw. On the plus side he does seem to have his head screwed on and really wants to approve.

Kelly is the better fighter at the moment, but his career had stalled even before covid. He also has an awful style to watch.
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