Conor Benn takes on Peter Dobson in a welterweight clash on February 3rd, 2024, from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
This is Benn’s second consecutive fight in the US. His last fight was a win over Rodolfo Orozco in a 154-pound clash. The boxer is currently not allowed to fight in the UK after failing two VADA tests for Clomiphene. The National Anti-Doping Agency removed Benn’s UKAD suspension, which caused The British Boxing Board of Control and UKAD to appeal it.
He can only box in the UK once that hearing is done and Benn is cleared. The announcement comes after the breakdown in talks for a Chris Eubank Jr. fight. They had agreed on a clash at 157 pounds before the failed tests scuppered the fight. Now, Benn is looking ahead to the future.
“Vegas has been the stage for many legends before me, and I can’t wait to step into that arena on February 3rd against the undefeated Welterweight Peter Dobson, who stepped up to accept the challenge when many wouldn’t. I was disappointed when my previous fight fell through, but in this sport, when one door shuts, another one opens. This setback has brought me back to where I need to be, and I’m here to put the entire 147 division on notice,” Benn said
“Let’s hope Conor Benn stays healthy and comes ready, but the fact is, I’ve said yes to everyone Matchroom has given me. Agyarko, McCormack, and now Benn. Conor is coming to the US and going to get his a** whooped. He’s not his daddy. He never seen anyone like me. ‘Pistol’ Pete Dobson is about to ruin another Matchroom hype job. This time in the ring,” Dobson stated
Social Media Response
Trash fight !!! Such a so called big names but fights small fights!! Mmmmmm— NUNANBOY PROMOTIONS (@NunanBoyPromo) December 22, 2023
Won't fight a puncher.— frogpoke 🟧 ⬛️ ⬜️ (@toadium) December 22, 2023
What a surprise, Benn still avoiding punchers.— Dave (@Sn4sh8) December 22, 2023