WBN initially revealed details of Benn’s decision to return at the age of 55 last week, with more information added ahead of a planned press conference.
Benn is now set to battle it out over ten rounds in a return to the city of his first bout with arch-nemesis Chris Eubank.
‘The Dark Destroyer’ will face a former WBC title holder at the Resorts World Arena on November 23.
In regards to an opponent, Sakio Bika keeps popping up in the equation. Bika is based in Australia and has spent time in Benn’s gym previously.
Bika, 40, makes complete sense and would be a tough test for Benn with a fifteen-year age gap after a two-decade plus layoff.
‘The Scorpion’ last fought in 2017, the last of two victories in Australia following defeat to Adonis Stevenson in 2015.
Four years out of world class doesn’t tell the whole story of Bika, who is a warrior and a very hard man to beat.
Kudos must go to Benn for agreeing to fight Bika way into his veteran years if the Cameroonian-born former Contender star is confirmed next week.
Budding amateur prospect Campbell Hatton has discussed the prospect of father Ricky Hatton ever fighting again. Rumours had been rife over the last week, being confirmed with Conor Benn telling World Boxing News of his father Nigel Benn’s intention to make a sensational return to the ring at the age of 55. Who ‘The Dark […]
WBN can confirm the return of the ‘Dark Destroyer’. British legend Nigel Benn for a comeback fight towards the end of 2019. Speaking to son Conor. An undefeated professional in his own right. WBN were informed of a ‘guaranteed’ return to action for Benn. At the age of 55, Benn will don the gloves for […]
Nigel Benn has sensationally confirmed his intention to lace up the gloves one last time against Steve Collins.
British legends Nigel Benn and Steve Collins have sensationally agreed to meet again. Two decades after they last fought each other in 1996.