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Conor Benn's Commercial Appeal Strong as Ever Ahead of Ring Return

Conor Benn is gearing up for his upcoming bout against New York's Peter Dobson at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on February 3rd. This fight marks Benn's second appearance since testing positive for the banned substance clomifene on two separate occasions, leading to the cancellation of his highly anticipated matchup with Chris Eubank Jr in October 2022, just days before the scheduled fight.

Conor Benn

In a recent interview, Benn expressed his frustration at the challenges of securing a "big fight," particularly following the failed negotiations with Eubank. He emphasized his status as a sought-after fighter in both Britain and the welterweight division, listing several high-profile names he believes are interested in facing him.

Despite his struggles, Benn remains confident in his commercial appeal and his ability to draw attention to major fights. He highlighted his dedication to training and expressed his willingness to take on any significant opponent, stressing that he is focused on his career regardless of the external noise and drama.

However, Benn's career has been marred by controversy, with ongoing disputes with the British Boxing Board of Control and United Kingdom Anti-Doping. Critics have raised questions about his adherence to anti-doping protocols, and despite his claims of innocence, his licensing status in England remains unresolved.

Despite these challenges, Benn's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, has shown a willingness to secure fights for Benn in other jurisdictions where he is permitted to compete. Benn returned to the ring after an 18-month hiatus in a Matchroom-promoted event in Orlando, Florida, indicating that his team is actively seeking opportunities for his career despite the obstacles he faces.


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