Gervonta Davis and Conor Benn have been back and forth on Twitter after a controversial year for both – for very different reasons.
Benn’s failed doping test, revealed in October, rocked British boxing and saw his fight with Chris Eubank Jr pulled from the schedule just days out from the event.
Whilst he has maintained his status as a clean athlete, the investigations into this are still ongoing, with little more information offered to the public since the news first broke.
A few weeks ago, Davis dragged this up as a dig at Eddie Hearn, claiming that the Matchroom promoter should be banned from the sport for attempting to have a bout go ahead when he knew his fighter ‘cheated.’
Benn reserved comment at the time, but today decided to fire back following news of Davis’ recent arrest for alleged domestic abuse. He addressed the undefeated American directly.
“Gervonta, don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house little man.”
@Gervontaa don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house little man.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) December 29, 2022
‘Tank’ – who is currently out on bail and denies the allegations – fired back with fighting talk in a now-deleted tweet. His words were accompanied by a picture of cartoon character, Johnny Bravo.
“Get off them drugs and come holla at me. I’ll show [you] a glass house and a glass jaw you f**k bum! Cold bum at that!”
Gervonta Davis fires back at Conor Benn… pic.twitter.com/ldEHp61eKn
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 29, 2022
With 12lb between them at their current fighting weights, it’s unlikely we see a professional contest between the two – in fact, it’s unclear when either will fight again given their ongoing controversies outside of the ring.
Whilst Benn maintains that he has provided all of the information needed to clear his name – 270 pages of it – no case against him has had its conclusion announced, even despite his prompting.
Davis is due to fight on January 7 against Hector Luis Garcia, but an arrest just over a week before will surely derail those plans in some way. At present, Showtime haven’t released a decision as to the event going ahead.
The lightweight from Baltimore is also due in court for a separate offence in February, and has a bout with Ryan Garcia pencilled in for April.