Conor Benn Wishing To Face Gervonta Davis, But Benn Is Not A PPV Draw

Conor Benn wants to face Gervonta Davis and Tank has verbally agreed following a heated exchange on social media

Benn secured an underwhelming win over Peter Dobson in his last fight, as his performances no longer looked the same since his two failed VADA tests for Clomiphene. The BBBofC and UKAD have appealed the removal of Benn’s suspension by the National Anti-Doping Agency, meaning he can only box outside the UK until a hearing concludes otherwise. His last two bouts have been in the US, making Davis a possible opponent. After a heated exchange on social media, Davis agreed to face Benn.

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However, the fight will struggle to sell outside the UK. Benn is not a household name in the US, nor is he a PPV star in the UK. He has never had a PPV event, and the closest he came to getting one was the Chris Eubank Jr. fight. The fight was agreed only to be pulled after Benn’s failed VADA tests. Now, the fight appears unlikely. 

Benn has also looked poor in his two US fights against Rodolfo Orozco and Dobson. Both opponents are relatively unknown, which put the pressure on Benn to stop them inside the distance. Despite getting the wins, Benn went the distance in both fights. A fight also does nothing for Davis’ legacy since the narrative will be that he ducked Devin Haney for Benn. But if the Davis fight fails, Benn was open to facing Haney after The Dream suggested Benn’s power was not there since his failed tests.

“Left that s**t n the needle,” Haney said

“What the f— is he talking about? He hasn’t knocked anyone out in his last [eight] fights. What’s he talking about, power? He’s never had power. My DNA is strong, don’t worry about that. He’s just jealous because he’s never had none. If he wants to come find out about the power, I’ll happily show him.He can get it next,” Benn stated 

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