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View Poll Results: Is Benn the most exciting British world level boxer to watch of the last 25 years?
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Is/was Nigel Benn the most exciting British - world level - boxer to watch of the last 25 years?


*I know "exciting" is a very subjective term*
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I have to say that Bruno did give me a lot of enjoyment.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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yea imo he is
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To me he is, but I expect people to say Naz and Eubank as well.
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Haye is quite exciting - in a car crash kind of way

When he fights guys like Monte Barret - and gets in a fight - he is up and down

I think the John Ruiz fight is gonna be real exciting despite Ruiz usual boring nature - cos Haye is gonna have the confidence to go for it

And Ruiz will hurt him -
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I think I will go for Benn.
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Definitely between him and Naz IMO
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Definitely between him and Naz IMO
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Definitely between him and Naz IMO
Nah, it has to be Benn. : )
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Haye is quite exciting - in a car crash kind of way

When he fights guys like Monte Barret - and gets in a fight - he is up and down

I think the John Ruiz fight is gonna be real exciting despite Ruiz usual boring nature - cos Haye is gonna have the confidence to go for it

And Ruiz will hurt him -
No Enzo?
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Yup.

GazOC, Nigel was far less razzmatazz and far more action, imho.
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GazOC, Nigel was far less razzmatazz and far more action, imho.
Yep I'd take Benn, but Naz was exciting to watch as well. Whoever is 3rd is a distant one IMHO.
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No mention of Haskins yet...

Benn and Bruno for me...
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Yep I'd take Benn, but Naz was exciting to watch as well. Whoever is 3rd is a distant one IMHO.
You going to the Echo on Friday Gaz...
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It wasn't just Benn's in-ring style, it was his persona too. Particulary in the early days, he came across as one mean bastard - and it came across genuine, not as an act. I think that added hugely to the whole Dark Destroyer image.

Naz was amazingly exciting too, and his ****-sure attitude (love or loathe it) was entertaining in a different way, and always seemed somewhat tongue in cheek. With Nigel, you just got the impression he really hated his opponents and wanted to tear their heads off.
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