Issue | Opinion | Premium | Sep 30 2019

10 fights to remind us of when Nigel Benn was at his best

Nigel Benn is returning to the ring at 55 years of age and going by the nickname ‘Benjamin Button’. But here’s the best of the ‘Dark Destroyer’
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1. Gerald McClellan

Though it was marred by tragedy, Benn’s thrilling 10th round stoppage of Gerald McClellan in February 1995 remains one of the truly great wins recorded by a British boxer. It was even more astonishing given Benn was a pre-fight underdog and floored in the first round.

2. Iran Barkley

 

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