Who Is Peter Dobson, Conor Benn’s Opponent? His Boxing Record, Age, and More

Published 01/31/2024, 4:55 AM EST

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‘The Destroyer’ returns. Come weekend, the American soil will see him take on another opponent after a gap of four months. Unfortunately, there still won’t be Chris Eubank Jr. standing at the opposite corner. Last September, he faced the Mexican Rodolfo Orozco in Florida. On Saturday, February 3, ‘The Sin City’ will greet Conor Benn alongside Peter Dobson.

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It’s understandable. Whatever is said and done, fans of British boxing want to see the generational fight between Benn and Eubank Jr. Just like how it happened earlier, a date was in hand for the clash. Fans might have thought the outcome would probably take a different route this time. But how mistaken they were! The second fight also met with a similar fate. The discussions reportedly failed to progress for the February clash. In lieu, Benn will once again cross the Atlantic. But unlike last time, when he landed on the east coast of Florida, he will reach Las Vegas to face the unbeaten New Yorker. So who is the hitherto unknown boxer set to test the fiery Briton?

Peter Dobson: Professional Journey, Record

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33-year-old, The Bronx, New York-born Peter ‘Pistol Pete’ Dobson started his professional journey in 2014, after an amateur career that saw him score 65 wins against six losses. A New York City Golden Gloves Champion, he won his first title in 2017 when he defeated Jeremy Nichols to become the WBC USA silver welterweight champion.

A gap of nearly 22 months was observed after he defeated the much-experienced Emmanuel Medina on July 20, 2019. Then again, on Saturday, February 3, he returns after a break of nearly 19 months. His last bout took place against Rodrigo Damian Coria on June 11, 2022.

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But the New Yorker, despite having roughly a decade in the sport, remains undefeated in 16 professional fights. Out of which, nine came his way through knockouts, lending Dobson a knockout-to-win rate of 56%. Erickson Lubin, Jaron ‘Boot’ Ennis, Adrien Broner, and Terence Crawford are a few of the eminent boxers against whom he has had a few sparring sessions in the past.

Outside of regular boxing, ‘Pistol Pete’ appears to be an active participant in the boxing league, Team Combat League. There his record reads: three wins against seven losses.

Peter Dobson: Height, Reach, and Weight

Standing at five feet and ten inches tall, Peter Dobson is primarily a welterweight fighter. Fighting out of an orthodox stance. Unfortunately, details regarding his hand reach and current weight remain sketchy and subject to conjecture.

The Conor Benn-Peter Dobson fight will headline the Matchroom ad DAZN event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Chelsea Ballroom. The two appear to have gotten off to a fiery start during their first face-off held outdoors. Per the available reports, ‘The Destroyer’ remains the heavy favorite among the oddsmakers to win the Saturday night fight.

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There are other exciting line-ups as well, including the one between Austin Williams and Armel Mbumba-Yassa for the IBF North America middleweight championship. While the American Khalil Coe will battle it out with undefeated Juan Gerardo Osuna, Johnny Fisher will battle it out with Dmytro Bezus for the heavyweight belt. Then two middleweight bouts will occur between George Liddard and Andrew Buchanan and Jimmy Sains and Alejandro Avalos.

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Bookmakers might have Conor Benn in their sights. But what about you? Do you want to give Peter Dobson any chance of a win? Please share your views with us in the comments below.

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