Nigel Benn comeback

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by BiggieL, Sep 7, 2019.


  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think it must be a fix.
    As others have mentioned, both him and Bika have been living in Australia in recent years and this seems like something they've cooked up.

    It makes no sense for Benn to have wanted Eubank, Collins and Jones Jr . (two guys who've been out of the ring almost as long as himself, and a 50 year old ATG who's proven to be shot and chinny now and been KO'd loads of times) .... and then when he couldn't get them he opts for a guy who was a decent contender up until about 5 years and is durable ...... and at 40 relatively young !
     
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  2. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Member Full Member

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    Could be, plus there is no title or progression onto something else, so why has Bika taken it, if not purely for a few quid?
     
  3. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It makes no difference what he does now as he can't right that night ever.

    So all this closure he talks is BS on a massive scale, he should just swallow his pride and admit it, its for the money.
     
  4. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I still don’t see this happening. Eddie has booked his show on the same night as well, so any potential PPV mugs hanging around has been lost as well.

    Nobody is going to pay £15 for this nonsense anyway and Birmingham is a hard sell for boxing in general.

    I’m certain reality will kick in and this will get “postponed” and then eventually pulled.
     
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  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't think the PPV is about more money though. I'm sure Benn would love for this to be on Channel 5 or even Dave or anything remotely popular (a platform someone has heard of !).
    But those channels would be unlikely to be interested.
    Who exactly knows what "Epicentre TV" is ?

    Everyone on the promotion will likely lose money on this but it will also raise a few profiles too because there will be (and has been) a degree of media attention.

    .... and, yeah, of course, there's a massive chance it gets pulled for any number of reasons.
     
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  6. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The reason nobody wants it will be it costs way too much
     
  7. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    Everytime I see this thread bumped I click on it hoping to see the news that it's been called off.
     
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  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    The only good thing about it is that I now have an easy answer to 'name a thing you do not want'
     
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  9. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have my doubts that it will take place. I wish it wasn't happening but I'm shocked it it hasn't been scheduled to be fought in the London area.
     
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  10. First Round KO

    First Round KO Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This will be the biggest PPV flop in history, Benn was finished 23 years ago.
     
  11. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    Fury and Schwarz say hi!!
     
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  12. BaronSamedi

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    Benn had a huge following

    Most of that following are now older men, whom it will be common place to pay for PPV and knowing how to stream it illegally is witchcraft to them

    They will all be wanting to see their bou fight again and I bet they will buy it

    Can certainly see 150k plus buys

    If it was against eubank I would bet money they would do 300k
     
  13. Citizen Smith

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    Eubank, as odd as he is, turned it down. Would have been easy money but Chris is not that mad. Unless this fight is a fix, it's mad.
     
  14. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What world do you live in? Pretty much every 'older' in my family and I know has been into dodgy sky and cable boxes since I was a little nipper. Think it's more a class thing.
     
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  15. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It would be rude not to have some sort of thing said box!!!
    They are wonderful things...
     


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