Nigel Benn comeback

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


  1. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Active Member Full Member

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    It will be interesting to see how long they leave it before they pull the plug due to low ticket sales.
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Benn's last fight, when he was shot to pieces and quit against Steve Collins, his 3rd consecutive loss that year, happened the same night as Holyfield-Tyson 1.
    Benn was shot to bits before either of them. He's 2 1/2 years older than Tyson, about 1 year younger than Holyfield.

    Frank Warren promoted Steve Collins and Nigel Benn fight that night. Warren had been firmly established as UK's biggest promoter for some time. He was 11 years younger then than Benn is now.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr, was 1-0 as a professional and had turned pro just a month earlier, and was 19 years old.

    Robson and Jerome were topping the UK singles charts, with Spice Girls at #2.
     
  3. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I honestly cant see it doing it 20000 buys tbh. But look if they get 3000 in the arena (be doing well imo) and undercards cheap and they sell 20000 ppvs, he should make a few Bob out of it. I think he has picked the wrong opponent mind, unless its rigged of course.
     
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  4. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Member Full Member

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    16,000 capacity arena which to be fair is a pretty impressive setup after the overhaul, even if they fill a quarter; seats are 50 quid to a grand at the top end. Benn has won 2 and lost one there, so he has history with it. On the low end of seats filled and ppv's, they are probably walking away with 1-2 mill, divvied up however they worked it out. Plus the exposure and ego trip for Benn.
     
  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mick Hen Essay could look down and see his pecker in those days
     
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  6. Holler

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

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    Astonishing that they think they can fill an arena that size.

    If he'd got Eubank or Collins to come onboard, then maybe there'd be significant numbers for the nostalgia value alone, but very little of the 90s fanbase will even know his opponent.
     
  7. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dont underestimate the drawing power of a legend esp. Younger fans who never got see him fight.
     
  8. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Quality line mate
     
  9. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Financially I dont think it will make anywhere near that. I think theres more than a 50% cgznce fight will be pulled with an excuse but deep rooted issue will be it hasn't generated enough cash.
     
  10. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  11. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He is looking a lot slower than he was on pads with Hatton 5 years ago.

    Also very concerned about Connor having him use intermittent fasting and all plant-based foods. Utter tripe that, and very detrimental.
     
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  12. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's training energy-less. Don't listen to a silly little boy!
     
  13. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  14. Heisenberg

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    I’m a big advocate of the health and training benefits of intermittent fasting / time restricted eating but not combined with what is basically veganism.
     
  15. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    is there any evidence in the history of boxing to show that fighter at 55 can yield positive results in a professional boxing ring? will Benn be the first ever human being to achieve this feat I wonder?
     


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