Conor Benn To Keith Thurman: “You May As Well Retire!”

Conor Benn Shocked Keith Thurman Turned Down A Fight!

Collage of Conor Benn and Keith Thurman
Conor Benn (Credit: SkySports) | Keith Thurman

Conor Benn Is Surprised Keith Thurman Won’t Take The Fight

Top welterweight contender Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (21-0, 14KO) has become one of the young fighters seen as a star with a bright future in the division. Like many young fighters coming up, his hunger to fight a big name grows daily! Benn had been hoping to get a fight with former unified champion Keith “One-Time” Thurman (30-1, 22KO), and out of frustration, he called for One-Time to retire.

It is no secret that Benn has been chasing the former unified champion. He has been trying to corner One-Time into engaging with him by calling him out on social media.

Thurman claimed two-divisional champion Danny Garcia couldn’t pass the “Keith Thurman” test after being called out, and Benn quickly interjected, proclaiming Thurman wouldn’t pass the “Benn Test.”


Benn is ranked in the top five by all four major sanctioning bodies. He can generate revenue as fans pack the arenas to see him fight. The fact that The Destroyer can bring a sizable payday is something he finds puzzling as to why Thurman is not too keen on making the fight. During a social media Q&A with fans, Benn expressed disappointment and suggested that Thurman should retire.

“Thurman, like you may as well retire. He said he ain’t fighting no crop coming through, but yet want the big names. I mean listen, I’m probably one of the biggest names in the welterweight division.

“Definitely for an earner anyway, so the fact that he don’t want to take that fight surprises me a little bit.”

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."