This Saturday, Conor Benn will once again return to action in the United States as the Brit continues his comeback to the peak of the welterweight division following a controversial eighteen months in the sport. However his opponent, Peter Dobson, believes that he is being massively underrated and undervalued by the bookmakers ahead of fight night.
Benn was setback by a seventeen-month spell of inactivity after he failed a doping test in the build-up to his cross-generational grudge match against Chris Eubank Jr in October 2022. After spending months side-lined, attempting to clear his name and prove his innocence, Benn returned to the ring in September, outpointing a game Rodolfo Orozco in a tough nights’ work in Orlando.
Next up for Benn is ‘Pistol Pete’ Dobson, who’s inactivity is not dissimilar to what Benn faced against Orozco having not fought since June 2022 and not making the welterweight limit of 147lbs since 2019. Still, Dobson goes into the bout undefeated, with nine knockouts in his sixteen wins to date, and he urged the fans to bet on him, sharing his shock at his 8/1 odds in a self-recorded video, Boxing Scene reports.
“If you wanna win some bread (money), bet on me for February 3rd,”
“Conor Benn is a bum and they got him beating me on the odds in Vegas.”
“The kid is a bum. I don’t know how they think he can beat me.”
Meanwhile, Benn goes into the clash as a hot favourite, priced around 1/9 to get his hand raised and just 8/15 to knockout the American.
Benn-Dobson goes ahead on Saturday night in Las Vegas, headlining a card that also features ‘Ammo’ Williams and Johnny Fisher live on DAZN.