Former world champion turned podcaster and pundit George Groves has given his views on the proposed match-up between Conor Benn and Gervonta Davis.
Benn has been as vocal as ever in the last week or so. Following his first fight of 2024 and only second fight since mid-2022, he has taken to X to call out a number of opponents in and around his weight division.
Many of them are world champions while Benn himself has not yet fought near that level. He went the full 12-round distance for only the first time on February 3 against Pete Dobson when making his Las Vegas debut and came in heavier than usual.
One person was happy to accept Benn’s call out and the was lightweight champion Gervonta Davis, who promoter Eddie Hearn later revealed had been sent an official offer to fight.
Now, speaking on the Froch on Fighting podcast, Groves has spoken about the chances of it happening.
“I haven’t seen the last Benn fight, I know he won on points, and I think he weighed in a couple of pounds over the welterweight limit. Davis is a lightweight, so he’s got a couple of divisions to go up.
“Davis is up for it, 100%, and they seem like two characters that don’t want to shy away from a fight. Benn doesn’t want to admit to whatever he has to admit to get a license so will have to carry on fighting in the States and the Eubank fight isn’t gunna happen.”
He was then asked to predict what would happen in the fight.
“I dunno, I wouldn’t go against Davis. Benn, is the best still yet to come? He’s naturally bigger but doesn’t have a comprehensive boxing background.”
The two division weight difference between these two fighters is on potent sticking block that might keep them apart.