Peter Dobson has always wanted a big-time opportunity, but after waiting around for years, the old veteran began losing hope. But, just when ring rust was forming and inactivity was becoming the norm, Dobson (16-0, 9 KOs) was thrown a lifeline.
On February 3rd, the 33-year-old will officially return to the ring when he takes on Conor Benn in Las Vegas, Nevada. A world title won’t be on the line but the British star will be the best fighter Dobson has ever faced...at least on paper.
Although Dobson’s undefeated record gives him a bit of credibility, oddsmakers aren’t giving him much of a chance at pulling off the upset. Curious to find out what the betting public thinks of him, Dobson took a look. Once he did, he couldn’t believe it.
In some places, Dobson is as high as a six-to-one underdog. Essentially, Dobson believes he’s being viewed flippantly. But, instead of arguing with whoever decided to put him as an underdog, he’s simply telling all of his close friends and family members to run to the nearest ATM they can find and throw their life savings on him come fight night.
“If you wanna win some bread (money), bet on me for February 3rd,” said Dobson on a self-recorded video. “Conor Benn is a bum and they got him beating me on the odds in Vegas.”
Benn, 27, spent over a year attempting to clear his name after failing a pre-fight PED test. He hasn’t been fully exonerated but Benn (22-0, 14 KOs) is moving forward with his career.
When taking a look at the names he’s beaten and the overall skills he’s shown, Dobson doesn't understand the hype surrounding him. Simply talking about what he’ll do, however, won’t get him anywhere. So instead, Dobson plans on showing the rest of the world why he’s on another level.
“The kid is a bum. I don’t know how they think he can beat me.”