Conor Benn Instructs Tank to Sign the Contract or Shut Up!
In his last tour of duty, welterweight fighter Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (23-0, 14 KO’s) collected a solid unanimous decision win over Peter Dobson. Despite getting the nod in victory, many who watched the duel walked away feeling that Benn was vulnerable. One of those folks was WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27 KO’s).
Quickly after the decision was read, Tank took to his social media to express his interest in facing The Destroyer. At this point, it is unclear how far in negotiations the two have or have not gotten. Now however, while fielding questions at a recent media roundtable, Benn has doubled down on his desire to dance with Tank.
“I know that a serious offer has been made, let’s just see if he is all talk. All the talking is done, if he wants to fight. Don’t pipe up and start running your mouth on Twitter and then not sign the contract. If I’m easy work, no problem – come sign the contract!”
For the moment, it is unknown what direction Tank is going to head in next. It would be eyebrow-raising if the WBA champion did move up to face Benn. This is mainly because his team recently made a big deal out of how Davis would be foolish to face WBC junior welterweight champion Devin Haney due to the size difference.
Yet, now Tank seems to be willing to leapfrog past Haney’s division to 147. Davis even turned down a career-high guarantee to face Haney in the Middle East. Only time will tell what Davis and his think tank decides to do next, but a fight with Benn could make for a fun scrap.
On the outside looking in, Tank would enter that duel with the monopoly on elite level skill, but would The Destroyer’s size and power become fight-altering factors? Before we get too lost in flights of fancy however, stick close to 3Kings Boxing to see what these two fighters do next.