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Eddie Hearn promises 'big' US fights for Conor Benn

Eddie Hearn promises 'big' US fights for Conor Benn

Eddie Hearn believes that "big" fights in the United States are on offer for Conor Benn.

The scandal-hit fighter is unable to box in the UK after twice testing positive for a banned substance in 2022 but Hearn thinks that his charge's emergence in the US means that he could base himself in the country for years to come.

The promoter told Matchroom Boxing's YouTube channel: "Truly the whole world is calling out Conor Benn. It’s not going to be difficult to land him that big fight now. It has opened up stateside now. Previously we talked about big fights in the UK. With all of those names that are calling him out I think there’s a very good chance his next fight will be in America."

Hearn is aiming to set up a clash between Benn and the American fighter Gervonta Davis and thinks that the contest would excite fight fans.

He said: "We’re thinking America for that. You’ve got two fiery characters. Gervonta is an outstanding fighter. Super featherweight, really, coming up to lightweight and boxed at 140 but has never boxed at 147. That’s a really rough fight for Conor Benn.

"He’s an outstanding fighter. It’s a big ask for Conor. But this is what he wants, those kinds of tests. I think Gervonta Davis against Conor Benn is a fight that can really light up America and the UK."

Hearn is planning to make the fight for either April or May following Benn's Las Vegas win over Peter Dobson last weekend.

He said: "April, May, something like that. I think Gervonta has been looking for a date for a while now. Conor Benn, fresh, ready to go after those 12 rounds. Let’s make it happen."

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