Nigel Benn comeback

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


  1. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Boris Johnson fancies it ive heard!
     
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  2. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The father Stanley currently hitting the pads and is ready
     
  3. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The rumble for the jungle belt at stake would be massive...
     
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  4. The Mighty G

    The Mighty G New Member Full Member

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    Maybe mate
     
  5. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    So this is definitely happening according to his son Conor on ifl yesterday

    Proper announcement next week, and apparently against an ex wbc champion or challenger?

    Any ideas who the opponent will be and at what weight class?

    I’m guessing light heavyweight or can he still make super middleweight?
     
  6. BigStiffIdiot

    BigStiffIdiot Safer than Adam Smith's laptop password. Full Member

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    Just had a thought about this.. what is worse? A 25 year old pro boxer taking a punch from a 25 year old pro boxer - both in the prime of their life etc. or a shot 55 year old taking a punch from a shot 55 year old?
     
  7. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Depends really, they say the power is the last thing to go
     
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  8. TakeAymz

    TakeAymz New Member Full Member

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    Throwing Nathan Cleverly into the mix, as he fits the bill I believe.
     
  9. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Cleverly has never held a wbc title
     
  10. TakeAymz

    TakeAymz New Member Full Member

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    Ah shoot he fought for but didn't win a version of the title against Fonfara
     
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  11. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    For all we know it could be against Robin Reid!
     
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  12. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

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    He seems financially set so there really isn't a need for this fight. But Benn as much as I love him was never very bright.
     
  13. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Actually sakio bike hasn’t fought in 2 years and won the wbc off periban so that’s a possibility
     
  14. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A complete side point to the discussion but I really don’t believe that statement even though it seems to be the consensus opinion in boxing. The older a fighter gets, the the less athletic he becomes. Reduced speed and reduced flexibility = less rotation in the hips and shoulders. No chance they’d be punching as hard as they were in years back, notwithstanding potential weight gain which could feasibly increase punching power.

    Prime example for me in recent years is David Haye who landed completely flush on Bellew’s face in both fights with no effect. And Bellew was knocked out by Stevenson and Usyk comprehensively.

    Foreman I guess is the classic example used in support of “power is the last to go” but I’m not convinced.

    An interesting topic for discussion though.
     
  15. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Haye against Bellew is not a good example in my opinion, he already had foot/ankle/tendon problems before going into those fights
     


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