Florian Marku has said that Conor Benn “chooses only bad opponents” because he “can’t take a hit to the head”. Benn who will take on Samuel Vargas has earlier said that he has bigger fish to fry than Marku. Vargas has fought Amir Khan, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr but Marku criticized him for the six losses to his name.
“I knew he would not fight me in his next two or three fights because he chooses bad opponents with bad records,” undefeated Marku said. “Sebastian Formella had a good record but he was not a strong puncher. Vargas is not a good opponent. He has lost to all the good names and has never won against anyone with a good record.”
Marku recently beat an unbeaten Rylan Charlton in a grudge match in his last match before calling out Benn who was watching ringside. Benn is unbeaten in his career but was knocked down twice by Cedrick Peynaud three years ago. He went on to win that match on points as well as the rematch. The defeat has since been used by opponents to express the weakness that Benn has.