Benn v Dewitt

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Turnip mk3, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 New Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
    Nearly 31 years ago !! Great fight .I wonder why Doug was was so reckless in fights ?. Any memories of this fight .I know some British went out to Atlantic city
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  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I felt sorry for Doug. He took a bad beating in this match, though I agree he showed a lot of heart. I believe this was the fight right after his epic slug fest with Mathew Hilton on the undercard of Foreman vs Cooney. Dewitt vs Hilton was an underrated fight which rarely gets mention.
  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    It’s like asking, I wonder why that rattlesnake keeps biting anything that gets close, or I wonder why that shark keeps eating smaller fish.

    It was his nature.
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  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    He could actually box very well though as shown v Hearns - kept his fence up when jabbing, doubled up jabs and hooks.

    Benn surprised me how badly he beat him. It was actually horrific. Round 1 could’ve been 10-8 Benn. Round 2 he went down, got up and smashed DeWitt with a hideously hard punch; 10-8 DeWitt. Always mad watching Benn
  5. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    One of my favourite fights...some tremendous talent and skill in all the brawling.Dewitt was talented...just don't know why he kept his chin so up in the air .He was erratic as hell...looked like he had an iron chin vs Hearns ...but against Quinones and Kalambay he didnt......he handles a fast fisted hard punching Hilton than gets wiped out by another fast fisted hard puncher in his next fight.
  6. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    The man took too much punishment for his own good. His nose from memory looked badly deformed.
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