Conor Benn Will Face Peter Dobson On February 3rd
Conor Benn will fight Peter Dobson on February 3rd, 2024, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Benn’s career has been in limbo following his two failed VADA tests for Clomiphene. Despite being allowed to box outside the UK, the welterweight’s fanbase is in the UK. As of now, the British Boxing Board of Control and UKAD have appealed the decision of the National Anti-Doping Agency to remove Benn’s suspension from UKAD, which occurred in April.
There are suggestions that Benn’s defense was based on jurisdiction regarding whether UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control can enforce VADA findings. That no longer made a fight with Chris Eubank Jr. possible, given that it only makes sense in the UK. Despite those struggles, Benn looked forward to returning to the ring.
Benn Vs. Dobson
“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 stated
“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
Warren On Benn
If Benn desires to get back to the sport, he must undergo the hearing process with UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control to clear his name. Frank Warren doubled down on that statement. The Queensbury promoter referenced Jarrell Miller’s return to the sport. After failing more than one test against Anthony Joshua, the American served his punishment.
He is now taking on Daniel Dubois on December 23 in a mega Saudi card. Warren urged Benn to go through that process if he wanted to return to the sport without any restrictions.
“Miller’s done what Conor Benn hasn’t done. He’s gone before the commission, had a hearing and on the strength of that was banned from boxing. Was given a punishment and he served the punishment and that’s what life should be about.
“Like you do something wrong and you go to prison, and you come out and wipe the slate clean. That’s how life is supposed to be. If he does it again then I’m sure he’ll get a massive ban, probably would be out of the sport forever. That’s where we are and that’s what happened and that’s why he’s on the card,” Warren stated
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