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Eddie Hearn: “I love the fight between Conor Benn and Gervonta Davis”

Matchroom boxing chairman and owner, Eddie Hearn is excited about the prospect of Conor Benn scuffling with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in the ring.

The undefeated British star, Benn has had his issues outside the ring, the most recent one was his fight cancelled at the last moment with his rival, Chris Eubank Jr.

The pair was right on the path to reigniting the rivalry which was started by their respective parents back in the 90s. But a failed drug test just a few days before the actual altercation resulted in the fight being called off.

Since then, Benn has been striving to get his name clear with his case under trial in the VADA and the WBC courts.

Meanwhile, his promoter, Hearn has other ideas stored for his return with the lightweight sensation Tank Davis topping that list. Hearn says his eyes light up every time he hears the duo named side by side.

“I love the fight between Conor Benn and Gervonta Davis. Why not?” said Eddie Hearn.

Davis has fought previously at 140, overpowering Mario Barrios so fighting at this weight or near won’t be much problem for the Baltimore native. But Davis is already loaded with the bigger fights that come his way in 2023. He needs to finish that business before he can think of Benn's fight.

“Gervonta Davis has fought at light welterweight. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind fighting at 147 or close to [that]” Hearn added.

Davis is expected to clash against Ryan Garcia in April 2023. Davis has vowed to become the modern-day great and if he wants to accomplish that dream, Benn could be one of the puzzles which he needs to solve before he can drive for that ultimate goal.


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