Nigel Benn back in the ring one last time

Nigel Benn is back in the ring next month!
Former pro Scott Lansdowne has confirmed ‘The Dark Destroyer’ will box an exhibition bout in Leicester on Saturday, December 15.
He will box Barinder Singh, a former British, Commonwealth and European kickboxing champion, and answer questions from fans at Liquid Envy nightclub on Churchgate in the city centre.

Benn, an electrifying, all-action fighter, won the WBO middleweight and WBC super-middleweight titles and will be forever remembered for his savage scraps with Gerald McClellan, Chris Eubank, Iran Barkley and more. Benn retired in 1996 after winning 42 of his 48 fights (one draw) with 35 knock-out wins.
Lansdowne, a former top-10 ranked cruiserweight and heavyweight contender, said: “I was always a massive fan – and can’t believe Nigel is coming to Leicester.
“He was the most brilliant fighting machine you could ever wish for and in my opinion, he is the best fighter Britain has ever produced.
“Nigel was ferocious, his boxing was all-or-nothing. He fought with his heart on his sleeve in every fight.
“His fights were some of the most exciting I’ve ever seen and to watch him get back in the ring is a must-see for every fight fan.
“I’m told by Nigel’s management that he’s emigrating to Australia in the new year, so he won’t be back in Britain often.
“This could be your last chance to ever see one of Britain’s best-ever boxers get in the ring!
“I’ve kept tickets to just £30 – and £60 for VIPs – and I think that represents great value-for-money.”
Doors open at 2pm and tickets are available from 07521-063038.

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