The journey from being a newcomer in the world of boxing to becoming a contender and ultimately a champion is often fraught with challenges, not just physical ones, but also mental and emotional hurdles. Many promising talents have faltered along the way due to the toll it takes on their minds and the challenges they face outside the ring.
Peter Dobson, a 28-year-old boxer from the Bronx with a 9-0 record and 5 knockouts, turned professional in 2014. However, his career took an unusual turn when he fought in June 2017 and then experienced a significant hiatus from the sport. He is set to return to the ring tonight, facing Salim Larbi on a card promoted by Uprising Promotions and televised on Facebook via the Fightnight Live platform. So, what caused this extended break in Dobson’s career?
According to Dobson, the hiatus was due to “promotional problems,” and he now considers himself a promotional free agent. Interestingly, he has teamed up with a new management group that includes notable figures in the boxing world. This group comprises former NYSAC commissioner Keith Sullivan, former NYSAC chief David Berlin, both of whom are attorneys, along with another attorney, Nicole Atlas, and journalist Zachary Levin. Notably, Nicole Atlas is the daughter of the future Hall of Famer, Teddy Atlas.
I reached out to David Berlin to shed light on this new venture and to inquire about what Peter Dobson brings to the table in this new chapter of his career.