‘The Dark Destroyer’ had announced a return over two decades on from his last fight earlier this year. Benn was due to fight Sakio Bika.
At 55, questions had been asked as to why Benn wanted to return. The Londoner cited ‘closure’ and the fact he’s one of the fittest fifty-odd year-old’s on the planet as his reasoning.
It seemed full steam ahead for Benn until an injury was suffered during preparations. WBN reached out to Nigel’s son Conor, who confirmed what happened.
“My dad has torn muscles in his shoulders, so the fight won’t happen November 23rd,” Conor exclusively told World Boxing News when asked about the current situation.
It’s not yet known just how serious the ailment is, but it seems unlikely Benn vs Bika will be rescheduled for 2019.
Shoulder injuries are notoriously difficult healers and Benn will certainly need a few weeks off.
Benn was last seen at ringside on Saturday night as son Conor moved to 16-0 at the O2 Arena in London.
Conor took apart Steve Jamoye and then shared the ring with Nigel in celebration.
More is set to be revealed about Benn’s return later this week.
Emerging British welterweight Conor Benn makes an appearance. Forthcoming Brit Flick ‘Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella’, WBN can reveal in a first glimpse. Benn, 23. Plays his famous ex-world champion father Nigel in the movie to be released in UK cinemas on November 8. The film shows main character Pat Tate watching the […]
Nigel Benn is looking sleek. Sharp and in the best shape possible for a man of his age ahead of an astonishing comeback to the sport. Sharing the ring with son Conor. Both prepare for separate bouts, Nigel seems a picture of health at 55 years old. Benn, a two-time world champion. Returns from […]