Benn fights for the primary time since April final yr (Picture: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)Conor Benn will make his controversial return to the ring this weekend when he takes on Rodolfo Orozco in Orlando, Florida.
The undefeated welterweight has not fought since April 2022 when he demolished Chris van Heerden inside two rounds.
Since then, his profession has been on maintain after testing optimistic for banned substance clomifene, a growth that rocked British boxing and noticed his October grudge match towards Chris Eubank Jr known as off simply days earlier than the opening bell.
Benn has maintained his innocence all through the saga and in July, a ruling from the National Ant-Doping Panel noticed his suspension lifted.
The 26-year-old nevertheless isn’t licenced to field within the UK with the British Board of Boxing Control and UK-Anti-Doping interesting that call taken by NADP.
Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn is adamant Benn has cleared his title however Robert Smith, General Secretary of the BBBofC, insists the fighter is but to conclusively show that and shouldn’t be preventing this weekend.
Despite the confusion, Benn might be again within the ring for the primary time in 17 months as he seeks to get his profession again on observe.
Benn failed two drug checks within the run as much as the doomed Eubank Jr battle (Picture: Getty)What time will Conor Benn battle begin?
Benn fights on the Richardson Hitchins vs Jose Zepeda undercard in Florida on Saturday 23 September – or the early hours of Sunday morning for UK viewers.
The foremost get will get underway at 1am BST with ring walks for Hitchens vs Zepeda scheduled for roughly 2:45am.
As of but, no remaining working order has been confirmed with Benn’s battle seemingly happening between 1:30am and a pair of:30am.
How to observe Conor Benn battle
The motion might be broadcast stay on DAZN within the UK.
Boxing followers can watch the bout by buying a DAZN go for £9.99 a month.
Fans within the UK and Ireland may also subscribe to DAZN by way of Sky channel 429 if they’ve a HD-enabled Sky field.
Who is on the undercard?
Also on the cardboard, English fighter Sandy Ryan takes on Jessica McCaskill in a battle to crown a unified welterweight champion. Ryan is the reigning WBO queen with McCaskill in possession of the WBA and WBC belts.
Undercard in full
Richardson Hitchins vs. Jose Zepeda; Super light-weight
Austin Williams vs Steve Rolls – Middleweight
Jessica McCaskill vs Sandy Ryan – WBC, WBA and WBO girls’s welterweight title unification
Orestes Velazquez vs Mohamed Soumaoro – Super light-weight
Khalil Coe vs Kenmon Evans – Light heavyweight
Jeovanny Estella vs Luis Caraballo – Light middleweight
Jasmine Artega vs Haley Pasion – Women’s tremendous flyweight
Roberto Rivera Gomez vs Carlos Andre Dos Santos Rocha – Featherweight
Conor Benn file
Benn is undefeated in 21 skilled fights, recording devastating knockout wins over Samuel Vargas, Chris Algieri and Chris van Heerden in 2021 and 2022.
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