Boxing News At Five | Oct 09 2019

Boxing News at Five: Benn says he was never refused a licence to fight, Witherspoon reckons Usyk will discover heavyweight is a “totally different game”

Nigel Benn hits back at those criticising his November 23 comeback fight, and Chazz Witherspoon sounds confident ahead of Oleksandr Usyk test
Nigel Benn
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A returning Nigel Benn has hit back at claims he was refused a licence by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) ahead of a scheduled comeback fight on November 23.

It had been widely reported the former two-weight world champion had been denied a licence when attempting to launch the comeback and that this was the reason he then decided to pursue one with the British and Irish Boxing Association (BIBA).

However, 55-year-old Benn insists this is not the case and welcomes further medical tests to prove he is fit to fight.


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