A British title shot is next on Conor Benn's agenda according to his promoter Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 23-year-old Greenwich-born welterweight scored his 16th straight win along with retaining his WBA continental crown after brutally stopping Belgian visitor Steve Jamoye in 2:18 of round four at The O2, North Greenwich last Saturday.

Benn however felt pretty aggrieved at referee Steve Gray's decision to dock him a point in the fourth for striking his opponent low for the third time.

"I was angry, it's not my fault he's short!," he said. "I told the referee: 'why did you do that?'. He's done ten rounds nine times, I've done ten rounds once. I knew he couldn't live with my power. This is my 16th fight and 14 of them have touched the canvas. I will catch you, at some stage and I will bounce at you."

Eddie Hearn was pretty satisfied with his performance and he now expects his man to challenge British champion Chris Jenkins in his next contest. "He is improving so much," he said. "He's grafting in the gym, he's learning all the time and he's going to be a great fighter. He's not a novelty act, he's not Billy Big Time, he's grafting in the gym.

"When he first turned pro he didn't know what he was doing early doing in the professional ring. He had to learn behind closed doors. Tony Simms has done a great job on him.

"You won't see him in nightclubs, you won't see him abusing his lifestyle when he is not in camp. He's in the gym with his dad, you can see so much Nigel Benn in this kid.

"I believe he will go on and become a great fighter. I think he should challenge for the British title soon, there's some big fights out there."