Recent opponent of Conor Benn wants rematch to prepare properly for the fight
American Peter Dobson (16-1, 9KOs) suffered his first defeat at the hands of Briton Conor Benn (23-0, 14 KOs), on February 2, though he has now asked for a rematch.
The two unbeaten welterweights faced off in Sin City, in what was a closer fight than expected, including Benn himself, who was made to work for his victory, securing a unanimous decision win after 12 taxing rounds.
For a few rounds in the middle of the fight, Benn looked like he may have been starting to fade. However, he was granted a second wind and finished the fight strongly, landing some big blows in the final rounds.
Despite a one-sided decision on the judges’ scorecards, Dobson has shown keen interest in a rematch.
Speaking to TRU School Sports, the Bronx boxer revealed that he was unable to take part in a full training camp, only able to train for five weeks in the run-up to his bout. He believes having more time to train could flip the script if given a second chance against the undefeated Essex boxer.
“I work a f***ing nine to five, I work at Overthrow Boxing Gym, I work in most of the other boxing gyms in New York, as a coach.
“I’m not making any excuses man, just Imma come back better next time.”
Asked if he would face WBC #5 Benn again, 33-year-old Dobson wasted no time in making sure it was completely clear a rematch is his top priority going forward.
“I want a rematch, for the 10-week camp. But I doubt they will do it, ’cause you know he got a lot of money riding on the big fight. Yeah, the Eubank fight or one of these fights.
“I’m just happy for this opportunity man. A lot of people was talking sh*t about me on Instagram and all this sh*t, like I’m a cab driver. Close, close, I’m a trainer.”
Despite Dobson admitting that a rematch may be unlikely, all hope is not lost for the New Yorker, as ‘The Destroyer’ stated how he doesn’t care who he shares the ring with next, and will fight anyone his promoter, Eddie Hearn, puts in front of him.