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Conor Benn will fight unbeaten American Peter Dobson on February 3 in Las Vegas after his grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr fell through

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  • Conor Benn’s return to the ring has been confirmed, with his next fight in the US
  • He will take on Pete Dobson after failing to agree a fight with Chris Eubank Jr 
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Conor Benn will return to the ring against little-known American Peter Dobson on February 3 in Las Vegas.

Benn had looked set to finally face domestic rival Chris Eubank Jr on the same date, but talks been the pair broke down, forcing the 27-year-old to look elsewhere for his next opponent.

It has now been confirmed that he will take on Dobson, who has won all 16 of his professional bouts but has never fought outside of the US.

The bout will take place in the afternoon in the States, meaning it will be prime time viewing for UK fans. 

Following the announcement of his next fight, Benn took to X to post: ‘Coming to Seek and Destroy in another State! SIN CITY. Next stop Vegas.’

Conor Benn will make his return to the ring against America's Peter Dobson in February

Conor Benn will make his return to the ring against America’s Peter Dobson in February

Dobson (right) is unbeaten in 16 fights but has no notable names on his record

Dobson (right) is unbeaten in 16 fights but has no notable names on his record

Benn had been looking to face Chris Eubank Jr but a deal could not be agreed between the pair

Benn had been looking to face Chris Eubank Jr but a deal could not be agreed between the pair

Benn’s meeting with Dobson will be his second fight since he failed two drugs tests in the lead up to his scheduled fight with Eubank Jr last year.

The welterweight prospect tested positive for the banned substance clomifene, leading to his fight with Eubank Jr being cancelled two days before it was due to take place.

Benn has maintained his innocence ever since the positive tests, and made his comeback against Mexico’s Rodolfo Orozco in September, winning the 10-round contest on points. 

Orozco subsequently tested positive for a banned substance in the aftermath of the fight.

After coming through that fight unscathed, Benn and his team were keen to reschedule the clash with Eubank Jr, as tension between the pair has only ratcheted up since their original fight was called off at the last minute.

But a deal could not be struck, leading to Benn going in another direction, and he has now set his sights on Dobson as he looks to continue to rebuild his career after a lengthy lay-off.