AMIR Khan warned Conor Benn he has a "long way to go" before landing a fight with Bolton's former unified world champion.

Rising star Benn produced a brutal display to stop Samuel Vargas inside the first round on Saturday night and called for a clash with Khan post-fight.

The Olympic silver medallist has not fought since July 2019 but is looking for big fights to close out his career.

A long-awaited meeting with Kell Brook is one possibility but both Benn and promoter Eddie Hearn think the son of middleweight great Nigel is a potential opponent for Khan.

The 34-year-old however pointed to his relative achievements compared to a man being tipped, at 24, to be the next big thing in the welterweight division

Khan said on social media: "Conor well done. Great kid, wish him the best.

"At his age I was a world champ.

"Maybe if he had some belts that fight would make sense but he’s got a long way to go yet."

Benn took his professional record to 18 wins from as many fights against Vargas.

Spaniard Vargas, who had faced some of the biggest names in the welterweight division including Khan, had no answer as he barely laid a glove on Benn before the referee stepped in to end the contest after only one minute and 22 seconds.

“Statement made. No-one has banged him out in one round – easy, easy,” Benn said ringside on Sky Sports.

“Give me a proper test. Give me Amir Khan. I know he is too busy on reality shows and all that. If he wants it, he can get it.

“I don’t think I gained any experience in there tonight, apart from I can deal with the pressure. I can cope with it because I am built for it, all this hype, I can live with it, it is not a problem.

“I am ready for the top dogs – Shawn Porter, Adrien Broner. I want them, I want to test myself.

“I am the most rapidly improving fighter globally, forget the United Kingdom."