Gervonta Davis Rejects Conor Benn Fight, Benn In Talks With Danny Garcia

Gervonta Davis has turned down a Conor Benn bout, leaving the Brit in need of an opponent. 

Benn has been pushing for a big fight since his return to the ring following his two failed VADA tests for Clomiphene. His last two wins against Rodolfo Orozco and Peter Dobson have been underwhelming. Davis responded to the Dobson performance, saying it would take him three weeks to stop Benn. Eddie Hearn reacted with a $10-15 million offer, but Davis seems intent on looking elsewhere. 

“No, not yet [Davis has not responded]. We’ll see where that goes. There’s a lot of movement on Conor Benn. There are probably five fights at the moment for Conor Benn. I’m not going to go into them. They are approaching the contractual stage. We had the hearing last week. In a couple of weeks, it should be resolved, and then we’ll decide where we’re going to fight. I want to see him [Conor] fight in the UK next, and it will be a massive fight,” Hearn said

Danny Garcia has emerged as an alternative. The two-division champion has been out of action since his win over Jose Benavidez Jr in July 2022. The former Junior Welterweight and Welterweight Champion is a well-known name. The fight may only gain traction in the UK, as Benn has a fanbase, unlike the US. But provided that terms can be agreed, Garcia was interested in the bout. 

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“I would love to fight him at 154. That makes great sense. He wants to fight a big name. Garcia vs. Benn. There ain’t no bigger fight than fighting Danny Garcia. So, I would love that fight. Stylistically, that’s a great fight for me, and that’s a fight that I would love at 154, not at 147. They already know what time it is. I don’t duck no smoke. I’m about to change my middle name from ‘Swift’ to ‘Smoke.’If the price is right, I would go anywhere [to fight Benn],” Garcia said

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