Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch believes Conor Benn needs to take his time and stay away from fights with top-level opponents like Gervonta Davis.
Benn had recently called for a fight with Davis. And Benn’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is very interested in such a fight.
At the moment, Benn competes in the welterweight division – although he hasn’t made the division limit since April of 2022. Benn’s last two bouts took place around junior middleweight.
Gervonta Davis has competed in four weight divisions, where he captured full or secondary titles. Davis currently competes at lightweight, but he’s fought as high as junior welterweight – where he knocked out Mario Barrios several years ago.
According to Hearn, a fight between Benn and Davis would have to take place at the welterweight limit of 147-pounds.
“I’m interested in the Gervonta Davis fight. He’s the road killer from Baltimore and half of his friends are either dead or in prison. He’s one tough motherf—–, like a real hard man and he’s a weight division below Conor Benn. But I don’t think that’s a fight Conor Benn should be calling out. I just think Conor just needs to take his time a little bit.,” Froch said to Instant Casino.
“I know he’s desperate to fight and he wants to become a world champion, but you can’t jump in with these guys. You need a stepping stone. Conor Benn, has done what he’s done but he’s had an almost a two year break and now he’s calling out road killers. He can’t just be jumping in with these guys. He’s not ready. He needs to just build himself back up and get his license back first obviously.”