Nigel Benn has sensationally confirmed his intention to lace up the gloves one last time against Steve Collins.
Nigel Benn has sensationally confirmed his intention to lace up the gloves one last time against Steve Collins. The ‘Dark Destroyer’ revealed the pair will face off to complete a trilogy of clashes.
Benn, 53, admitted he chose to fight Collins as a fight with longtime foe Chris Eubank, looked unlikely after years of speculation.
Asked his opinion, ‘English’ replied:
“What are my thoughts?” (He’s paused for thirty seconds before responding.)
“What are my thoughts? My thoughts are as follows: Nigel Benn, there’s only one fight the public wants to see. So he can get on with what he’s doing while I train and re-engineer the structure so that I can tear him a new one,” Eubank exclusively told World Boxing News.
Is Eubank open to fighting the potential winner?
“Let’s see what happens, we’ll see,” he said.
Eubank continued to complement the spirit of the Irish.
“As I said about Conor McGregor, you can never underestimate an Irish man ever. Forget McGregor, the man is Irish and that is the problem for Mayweather but he can’t see that and maybe the most important aspect of the mindset or the elusive obvious, what is so obvious you can’t see.
“Everyone is thinking of him as an MMA fighter, thinking of him as a tough man. You’re missing the point, the fighter is Irish and that is God’s wrath at work,” he added.
Chris Eubank Jr makes his first defense of the IBO title against Arthur Abraham on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
The fight will be live on ITV Box-Office for UK fans.