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Conor Benn vs Peter Dobson odds, predictions, betting tips and trends for boxing fight

Unbeaten British welterweight Conor Benn was expected to mix it with white-hot rival Chris Eubank Jr. but will instead return to action against the unheralded Peter Dobson at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on February 3. The 12-round bout, plus undercard action, will air on DAZN worldwide.

Benn (20-0, 14 KOs) and Eubank were scheduled to face off in October 2022, but the bout was called off at the eleventh hour when it emerged that Benn had failed two drug tests during training camp.

While the 27-year-old power puncher has fiercely maintained his innocence and is free to fight outside of the U.K., the resulting furore has stalled his ring momentum. After 17 months out, Benn returned with a decision win over the unknown Rodolfo Orozco in September, but all attempts to put the Eubank fight back together failed.

WATCH: Conor Benn vs. Peter Dobson, live on DAZN

Dobson (16-0, 9 KOs) hails from The Bronx in New York and turned professional in 2014. There are no signature wins on his resume, but the undefeated record sells the fight and his nine stoppages is a hint to Team Benn that they must exercise at least a degree of caution when the bell rings.

The Sporting News now looks into the betting for Benn’s next assignment:

Conor Benn vs. Peter Dobson betting odds

Per DraftKings, Benn is the -1000 favourite, while Dobson is the +600 underdog.

Conor Benn vs. Peter Dobson betting trends

Here are the latest betting trends courtesy of DraftKings.

  • Benn by KO/ TKO: -225
  • Benn by Dec: +260
  • Dobson by KO/ TKO: +1100
  • Dobson by Dec: +1400
  • Draw: +2000

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Conor Benn vs. Peter Dobson prediction, best bets

In reality, this is a marking time fight for Benn. The Englishman has already mixed at this level and he’s proven to be beyond it. His brain trust are simply keeping him active as he awaits a big fight.

While Dobson is unbeaten in 16 starts, he’s been out of action for 18 months. This will be his first 12-round fight and he’s only contested one 10-rounder in his career. With that being the case, Dobson remains a novice professional.

Benn’s penchant for setting a hot pace combined with Dobson’s inactivity spells danger here. The American is no spring chicken at 33 years old and it’s a tall order to get into the requisite fighting shape with just one training camp.

This is set up for Benn to do something spectacular and I think it happens sooner rather than later.

Sporting News prediction: Benn via T/KO between rounds four and six (Per DraftKings +300)

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