Benn vs Dobson Training Camp & Fight Week - Photos by Melina Pizano/Matchroom - 02/03/24

February 04, 2024

As you can see from my previous work, I rarely convert my photographs to black and white. Between photojournalism school and when I worked for a newspaper for nearly two years, where sports images were primarily printed/shared in color, it's somewhat engrained in me to think color first. While color will always be my first choice, I'm open to the alternative. Converting images to black and white can change how we view the photo (besides the obvious.) It may also change the contrast, the focus, the mood. I photographed all the images in this gallery with the intention of sharing them in color, but as somewhat of a challenge to myself I converted the majority. There's a few I had to keep in color, because the color provided so much more information to the photograph. Have a look.


All photos taken between January 11 - February 3, 2024

in Los Angeles & Santa Monica, California and Las Vegas, Nevada

Conor Benn Training Camp

Conor Benn

Conor Benn Training CampConor Benn Training CampJanuary 11, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Conor Benn trains at the Culver City Stairs in Los Angeles ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Training CampConor Benn Training CampJanuary 11, 2024; Santa Monica, California, USA; Conor Benn trains at Churchill Boxing Club ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Jimmy Sains Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Jimmy Sains trains at Churchill Boxing Club ahead of his bout on February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. George Liddard Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; George Liddard takes a break from training at Churchill Boxing Club ahead of his bout on February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Media WorkoutConor Benn Media WorkoutJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Conor Benn arrives to train in front of media ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Conor Benn trains ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Conor Benn trains ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Conor Benn trains ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn Media DayConor Benn Media DayJanuary 25, 2024; Santa Monica California, USA; Conor Benn trains ahead of his bout versus Peter Dobson on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Benn-Dobson Media Day Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayConor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayJanuary 31, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Behind the scenes of Conor Benn ahead of the Matchroom Boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Pete Dobson Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayConor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayJanuary 31, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Behind the scenes of ahead of the Matchroom Boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayConor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayJanuary 31, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Behind the scenes of ahead of the Matchroom Boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayConor Benn and Peter Dobson Media DayJanuary 31, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Behind the scenes of ahead of the Matchroom Boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Benn-Dobson Final Press Conference Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Final Press ConferenceConor Benn and Peter Dobson Final Press ConferenceFebruary 1, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor Benn arrives to the final press conference ahead of the Matchroom boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Benn-Dobson Weigh-In Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Weigh-InConor Benn and Peter Dobson Weigh-InFebruary 2, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor Benn speaks to media after weighing in ahead of the Matchroom boxing card on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Benn-Dobson Fight Night

Johnny Fisher

Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightConor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightFebruary 3, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Johnny Fisher walks to the ring for his bout on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightConor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightFebruary 3, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Johnny Fisher walks to the ring for his bout on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightConor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightFebruary 3, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; walks to the ring for his bout on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightConor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightFebruary 3, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor Benn and Peter Dobson during their bout on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Conor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightConor Benn and Peter Dobson Fight NightFebruary 3, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor Benn speaks to media at the post-fight press conference after winning his bout versus Peter Dobson on February 03, 2024 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

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