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Conor Benn tells Gervonta Davis: “Threats don’t work here”

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By Barry Holbrook: Inactive welterweight contender Conor Benn fired back at Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis today, telling him that his “threats don’t work” against him.

Benn’s remark to Tank Davis reacted to him saying that he’d show that he has a “glass jaw.”

You can argue that the back & forth between the two helps Benn (21-0 14 KOs) because it helps deflect criticism from boxing fans over his two failed tests for clomifene, which he’s still trying to wiggle out of to avoid a lengthy suspension or ban.

The more the superstar Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) trash-talks Benn, the better it helps the British fighter’s stalled, tainted career.

If boxing fans believe there’s a chance of Gervonta fighting Conor, it distracts from what’s hanging over the head of Benn with the two failed tests for the banned substance clomifene.

“Get off them drugs. I’ll show a glass house and a glass jaw, you f***ing bum,” said Tank Davis on Twitter about Conor Benn.

The more Gervonta goes back and forth with Benn; the more helps him deflect the attention from his positive drug tests. Whether the attention Tank is giving Benn will help him get leniency from the investigation by the British Boxing Board of Control is unknown.

If Tank Davis would agree to fight the 26-year-old Benn after his investigation and potential suspension/ban if completed, he’d be doing him a huge favor because his career would be in the wrong way after going through that.

Instead of Benn being limited to a rescheduling of a match against the aging domestic-level middleweight Chris Eubank Jr, he would also have the opportunity to face Tank.

For a fight between Benn and Tank to have a realistic chance of happening, they must agree on a suitable weight that makes sense. It would be asking too much of Tank to have him come up to 147.

Benn believes he will be able to resume his career in 2023 at some point, and we’ll see if that’s the case. If Benn is still waiting to return to the ring by 2024, his career will be over.

It’s almost impossible for fighters to return to the form they once had when they’ve been out of action for a prolonged period of time.


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