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Benn to make shock ring return in Florida on Saturday
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Jamie Gordon
Conor Benn will return to the ring on Saturday
Conor Benn will return to the ring on Saturday

Conor Benn will end his ring exile on Saturday — over a year after his last fight.

The unbeaten Brit, 26, will take on Rodolfo Orozco in Florida after being cleared to compete by UKAD and the WBC.

He said: "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 147-160lb divisions on notice. You are looking at a determined man with a deep desire to beat them all."

Benn was provisionally suspended in April after his showdown with Chris Eubank Jr was postponed over two failed drugs tests.

But his provisional suspension was lifted after an independent National Anti-Doping Panel review.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn added: "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."

Opponent Orozco, 24, vowed to make the Brit regret his choice of fighter.

He said: "This is exactly what I've been waiting for. This isn't short notice for me because I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.

"You've made a mistake Conor and I'll show you that this Saturday."

The bout will be on the undercard of Richardson Hitchins' super-lightweight clash with Jose Zepeda.

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