Fresh off the back of a win on his Las Vegas debut, Conor Benn has announced he has moved on from Chris Eubank Jr and has ‘full focus’ on a fight with Gervonta Davis instead.
Benn went the full 12-round championship distance for the first time this past weekend when taking on the unheralded Pete Dobson.
It was only his second fight in some 18 months following a lengthy time out while he fought to clear his name following two adverse drug test findings ahead of his ill-fated bout with Eubank Jr in October 2022.
Ever since then the two have gone back and forth and it always seemed they might finally see in the ring but now Benn claims that chapter is behind him.
He is instead keen to take on the multi-weight world champion Davis, although next up he has a hearing with the British Boxing Board of Control as he attempts to get his UK license back.
The back and forth with Davis started after his latest fight and Davis was quick to say he would be happy to fight and that he would need just ‘three weeks’ to get in shape and take the win.
In the ring after his latest fight, Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn once again called out Eubank Jr, who replied on X saying they know where he is along with a clip from Jerry McGuire.
“Jerry… I mean Eddie… you have my number you can call me anytime & this is exactly how the conversation will go. I got Bob ‘Arum’ on the other line… I BETTER HERE YOU SAY IT!!!”
In reply to that, Benn reiterated his intent to fight Davis.
“I’m bored of the Eubank name you lost your pen on enough occasions now. #bagfumbled. My full focus is on the munchkin @Gervontaa”
Weight might be an issue for making this fight as Davis, the current WBA lightweight champion, has never fought above 140 while Benn fought at a 150lbs catchweight on Saturday.