News | Sep 24 2019

Nigel Benn ready to announce comeback fight at age of 55

The 55-year-old last fought in 1996, when he lost his world title rematch against Steve Collins
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FORMER super-middleweight world champion Nigel Benn looks set to announce a return to boxing at the age of 55.

Benn, whose last professional bout was 23 years ago, has called a press conference for Thursday at which he will make “a major announcement relating to his future career”.

He is expected to confirm his comeback fight will take place on November 23 in Birmingham – an encounter which will be licensed by the British and Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA), rather than the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC).

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