Tonight’s Live Boxing Results: Benn vs. Dobson

By Bob Smith - 02/03/2024 - Comments

Undefeated Conor Benn (23-0, 14 KOs) had a tougher time than expected, defeating the tough American Peter Dogbson (16-1, 9 KOs) by a 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The scores were 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110.

Benn looked stunned several times in the fight and struggled when under attack by Dobson. The fight showed that Benn, who rehydrated 20 lbs overnight to 170 lbs, isn’t on the level of the top welterweights like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis. That was clear from this performance.

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Boxing News 24 will give live updates below of tonight’s action:

Middleweight contender Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams (16-0, 11 KOs) KO’d an overmatched previously unbeaten Armel Mbumba-Yassa (10-1, 7 KOs) in the seventh round.

The 27-year-old southpaw landed a left-hand bomb that dropped Mbumba-Yassa to the canvas flat on his back. The fight was then halted. Mbumba-Yassa was brought in on a week’s notice, and he looked it. This was not a competitive fight.

Williams had Mbumba-Yassa hurt in the fifth and sixth rounds, catching him against the ropes numerous times and unloading him with combinations. The fight was close to being stopped in the sixth round, which saw Mbumba-Yassa hitting the deck.

“He’s ready for that big test now,” said Eddie Hearn about Williams. “He’s ready to roll the dice.”

“I can’t take all the credit. Everybody stood by me during the hardest part of my life,” said Ammo Williams.

Williams looked good but not on the level of WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly. Ammo Williams is not ready for that type of champion, but he can give fighters like Chris Eubank Jr. trouble. WBA champion Erislandy Lara is probably too talented for Williams as well.

British heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher (11-0, 10 KOs) destroyed Dmytro Bezus (10-2, 5 KOs), winning by a first-round knockout. Fisher, 24, jumped on Bezus from the opening bell, pummeling the weaker, smaller Bezus. Moments later, Fisher trapped Bezus against the ropes and unloaded with a storm of heavy shots that caused referee Robert Hoyle to step in and stop the fight.

“He’s showing that he’s a world-class heavyweight prospect. I want to see him back on April 13th, and then I want to see him headline in the summer,” said Eddie Hearn about Fisher. “You are looking at an international prospect. This guy can go really deep in the division.

Conor Benn will fight American Peter Dobson tonight in a twelve-round fight in the junior middleweight division at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event will be shown live on DAZN at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT and at 8 pm if you’re on UK turf.