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Benn, 55, out of comeback war with ruin

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Nigel Benn

Benn had 42 wins, 5 defeats and one appeal to his occupation from 1987-96

Britain’s light world middleweight and gargantuan-middleweight champion Nigel Benn’s first warfare since 1996 is off due to a shoulder wreck.

The 55-year-out of date introduced his return closing month in opposition to Cameroonian-Australian Sakio Bika, 40.

That they had been as a result of fulfill in Birmingham on 23 November and Benn printed the bout was once meant to provide him “closure”.

He advised The Photo voltaic: “I’ve been dreaming of a one-off warfare for years and I am heartbroken I’ve wanted to name it off.”

The British Boxing Board of Management opposed the competition, which was once as a substitute sanctioned by the rival British and Irish Boxing Authority (Biba).

Their vice-president Gianluca di Caro advised BBC Sport: “My coronary heart goes out to Nigel, as appropriately as a result of the entire boxers scheduled to field on the match.

“I applaud Nigel’s correct sense to not prance ahead with the warfare when carrying an wreck however I now should stage of curiosity on the diversified fighters that had been on the cardboard.”

Di Caro acknowledged he had spoken to fighters on the undercard in an try to “construct the uncover, albeit with a apparent headline warfare”.

Historic IBF welterweight world champion Joshua Clottey is to face WBF European and worldwide champion Tommy Jacobs and it’s hoped to develop {that a} title bout.

Benn, whose closing warfare was once a defeat by Irishman Steve Collins in Manchester for the WBO gargantuan-middleweight title 23 years prior to now, handed all of Biba’s scientific assessments.

Bika held the WBC world gargantuan-middleweight title as honest today as 2014 and closing fought in 2017.

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