Shock Ring Return- Conor Benn Heads To Florida For Comeback
Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs)) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on Saturday, September 23, in Orlando, Florida, as he faces Mexican super-welterweight Rodolfo Orozco (32-3-3, 24 KOs) on the Richardson Hitchins vs. Jose Zepeda card on DAZN worldwide.
Conor Benn Ring Return Confirmed
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Details of Conor Benn Return and Original Test Failure
All eyes will be on the DAZN card this Saturday as Benn returns to the ring for the first time in a year since he failed a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association test for the banned substance Clomifene, a drug used to treat infertility in women but one that produces increased testosterone in men. The British fighter was suspended following the cancellation of his fight with Chris Eubank Jr. last October.
“The Destroyer” will lock horns with Orozco, who is an experienced opponent despite only being 24 years old. The Mexican fighter possesses plenty of power, and Benn will have to be prepared for a fighter who looks to come forward at every opportunity.
Quotes from Eddie Hearn and Benn
Eddie Hearn could not contain his delight at announcing Benn’s return to the ring: “Conor Benn is back and I’m looking forward to seeing him pick up where he left off. He’s ready to go straight in for a big fight now but his trainer Tony Sims will be pleased to get him back sooner against a game opponent in Rodolfo Orozco. Conor is looking unbelievable in the gym, and I cannot wait to see him back in the ring where he belongs on what is a fantastic fight card in Florida.”
Benn when speaking on his return mentioned redemption: “I am undefeated in the ring and in spirit. A return on Saturday is a step closer to redemption. After that, I’m putting the 147-160 divisions on notice. You are looking at a determined man with a deep desire to beat them all.”
It remains to be seen how much this year out of the ring has affected Benn, and Orozco will seemingly be a stern test. Many will undoubtedly have different views on the return of “The Destroyer,” especially with the British Boxing Board of Control and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) lodging appeals against the decision of the independent National Anti-Doping Panel, which decided to lift his provisional suspension. Despite the mist not yet clearing on these allegations of wrongdoing, Benn will resume his career this weekend in Florida.