Conor Benn Secures Dobson Win But Boxing Fans Are Far From Impressed

February 4, 2024
2 months
Conor Benn Secures Dobson Win But Fails To Stop Second Opponent In A Row Following Failed VADA Tests

Conor Benn failed to stop his second opponent in a row, but he beat Peter Dobson in a tougher-than-expected bout as he headlined Las Vegas for the first time.

The talk surrounding Benn has been his recent failed VADA tests for Clomiphene. After the National Anti-Doping Agency removed his suspension, UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control appealed it, preventing Benn from boxing in the UK until the hearing was done. There has been a considerable difference in his recent performances. Benn’s knockout power has not materialized in his last two fights.

Conor Benn Secures Dobson Win But Fails To Stop Second Opponent In A Row Following Failed VADA Tests
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Benn was living up to his pre-fight comments by promising to attack Dobson from the off. He landed on the head and body, leaving Dobson on the back foot, as the American was hesitant to throw punches. That changed in rounds three and four once Dobson felt Benn’s power. The American let his hands go, connecting on Benn’s chin, leaving the Brit shell-shocked.

Benn Gets Hurt

Dobson did the same in the fifth, landing with three tight hands as Benn slowed down. In the second half of the fight, Benn resorted to using his jab, which proved critical. That allowed him to set up attacks with his lead hand.

As the fight entered the championship rounds, Benn landed a big right hand, only to be countered with a massive uppercut.

Benn won the bout on the scorecards in a wide decision: 119-109, 118-110 and 118-110. However, he looked far from the fighter who was once stopping his opponent regularly.

Post-Fight Comments

“The dream is to fight back home, that’s the plan.Although Sin City is amazing… fight back home, that’s the plan. Once all this is cleared up, I’ll feel brand new. It’s still lingering, still in the back of my head. I want to get back to being able to fully focus on destroying people.

“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 

Social Media Reacts

Full Results

Conor Benn beat Peter Dobson via a UD: 119-109, 118-110, 118-110 – Welterweight

Austin Williams beat Armel Mbumba-Yassa via KO 7 – Middleweight

Johnny Fisher beat Dmytro Bezus via TKO 1- Heavyweight

Khalil Coe beat Gerardo Osuna via TKO 2 – Light Heavyweight

George Liddard beat Andrew Buchanan via a UD; 60-54, 60-54, 60-54 – Middleweight

Jimmy Sains beat Alejandro Avalos via a first-round KO 1 – Middleweight

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