Nigel Benn has announced that he will be returning to the ring to face Sakio Bika in an astonishing comeback fight at the age of 55.
The ‘Dark Destroyer’ will compete for the first time since 1996 when he takes on a fellow former world champion on November 23 at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.
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The 55-year-old legend of British boxing previously declared on social media that he would be returning to the sport, though this was initially treated with some scepticism.
Now however, it has become very real with confirmation Benn will be licenced by the British and Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) rather than the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC).
The former middleweight and super-middleweight world champion earned his status as one of the sport’s greats through his legendary fights with the likes of Michael Watson, Gerald McClellan and, most famously, Chris Eubank.
Benn lost his last three fights at what everybody thought was the end of his career 23 years ago, but has now scheduled a return.
The event is being billed as ‘One More Fight For Closure’.
It will be broadcast via Epicentre TV for £14.95.