NIGEL BENN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Selby defends featherweight title; Benn wins pro debut

LONDON (AP) Lee Selby successfully defended his IBF featherweight title with a unanimous points victory over American contender Eric Hunter on Saturday. Selby (23-1, 8 KO) recovered from a second-round knockdown to emerge victorious in London's O2 Arena. ''It was just a flash knockdown,'' the Welshman said. ''I've got one of the best chins in the business and I wasn't hurt one...
Via Associated Press
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Conor Benn, son of Nigel, signs with Matchroom & makes pro debut on April 9th card

Conor Benn has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will make his professional debut on the undercard of Anthony Joshua MBE’s IBF Heavyweight title clash with Charles Martin at The O2 in London on April 9. The 19 year old son of British boxing legend Nigel kicks off life in the paid ranks at Super-Lightweight under the guidance of trainer Tony Sims, and Conor says...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Tibbs: We’re not underestimating Eubank, Saunders know what to do in the ring

Jimmy Tibbs says that his charge Billy Joe Saunders training at a foreign camp for the showdown with rival Chris Eubank Jr. brings back memories of Nigel Benn’s epic win over Mauro Galvano. The legendary East End trainer took British boxing great Benn to a Tenerife training camp for his WBC World Super Middleweight title challenge against Italian Galvano in 1992, the results showed...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Froch retains world titles with controversial victory over Groves

For twenty odd years, boxing’s super-middleweight division has been synonymous with fighters from the British isles. From Nigel Benn to Michael Watson to Chris Eubank to, the greatest of them all, Steve Collins the 90′s were jam-packed with British and Irish warriors. Following that, Welshman Joe Calzaghe dominated the 168 pounds division for ten years before retiring undefeated...
Via Fight Booth
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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