Conor Benn Secures An Underwhelming Win Against Peter Dobson

Conor Benn won a wide unanimous decision against Peter Dobson, but the Brit did not have it all his way.  

Benn was headlining a Vegas show for the first time in his career. The boxer is resigned to fighting in the US after his failed VADA tests for Clomiphene prevent him from fighting in the UK until UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control’s appeal over his suspension being lifted is resolved. 

Benn started the fight well, as he connected with shots to the midsection and head, going for an early finish. Dobson was gun-shy early on as he fought going backwards. Once Dobson tasted Benn’s power, he settled down in the fight. The American had a successful third and fourth round as he landed on his opponent’s chin.

Dobson followed that up with three right hands in the fifth round as Benn’s early momentum stopped. After the sixth round, Benn resorted to his jab, which proved successful.

The Brit went for the finish as the fight went to the latter stages. He connected with a big overhand right in the 11th but left himself open for a massive uppercut as both men traded heavily.

Benn would end up winning on the scorecards: 119-109, 118-110 and 118-110. But his performance failed to live up to his pre-fight comments that he would stop Dobson. 

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“I’ll fight anyone, I’ll have whoever Eddie [Hearn] puts in front of me, no problem. I was in cruise control, it was alright. It was good work. I always gun for the first round. I don’t miss when I shoot. [And] I landed the shots and he was still standing. You can always do better. I will go back and I will assess. Overall, this is more for me getting back to where I was mentally,” Benn said

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