Conor Benn has been absent from the boxing ring for more than a year due to a grueling process of proving his innocence following two failed drug tests, which ultimately led to the cancellation of his bout against Chris Eubank Jr.
The 26-year-old fighter was originally scheduled to go head-to-head with Chris Eubank Jr. in a high-profile continuation of their well-known family rivalry in October last year. However, the fight was called off after two tests showed unfavorable results for Benn. Following his exoneration by UK Anti-Doping, promoter Eddie Hearn wasted no time in arranging another match for him in the United States this weekend.
Benn will compete against Mexican Rodolfo ‘Sinaloita’ Orozco in the co-main event of the Richardson Hitchins vs. Jose Zepeda fight at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. “I am undefeated in the ring, and in spirit,” Benn said during the press conference today announcing the fight.
The British fighter is still negotiating a fight at 160 pounds against Eubank Jr. after being granted a license to fight in the UK. The match will take place at super-welterweight.
Conor Benn talks about his opponent and his upcoming gameplan
Following his comeback announcement, Conor Benn looked confident and revealed that people wanted him to fail but he has bounced back from the bottom. With a perfect 21-0 record, professional boxer Benn is currently unbeaten. 14 of the victories were achieved via the 26-year-old’s knockout.
On the other side, his future rival, Rodolfo Orozco, has a record of 32-3-3 overall. Before their fight on September 23, Benn mentioned Orozco and said that he was more concerned with his own qualities than those of his opponent.
Talking about his opponent, Benn mentioned that he intends to enter the ring and execute his own strategy. His main priority lies in his own abilities and what he can accomplish, rather than dwelling on his opponent’s attributes or actions.
Soumya Ranjan Rout embarked on his sports writing journey in 2020, and since then, he has penned over 2100 articles. With a keen focus on boxing, UFC, One Championship, Bellator, and various other MMA promotions, Soumya brings a pragmatic approach to his coverage. His introduction to the world of MMA and boxing was sparked by the compelling rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, serving as the catalyst for his deep dive into combat sports.
Currently holding the position of writer and subgroup head in the MMA and boxing section, Soumya Ranjan Rout's dedication lies in delivering straightforward and insightful coverage. His commitment to providing a unique perspective is fueled by both his love for the sport and the desire to keep fans well-informed about the happenings in the world of boxing and MMA.
FirstSportz is the First Stop for all sports fanatics. Starting in 2019, we initially covered Olympic Sports, but in 2021 we added every other sport which you might be looking for, like NFL, Golf, MLB, WWE Cricket, Football, Tennis, Esports, NBA, MMA and more.