Former boxing champion Nigel Benn’s son Conor Benn has provided an update on his father’s return to the boxing ring. The former WBC super-middleweight champion Nigel Benn aged 56, was rumored to have been open to making a return.
“That flame is long gone, mate. He ain’t coming back, for nothing. For nothing, for nobody. He doesn’t need to, you know. He’s hitting comfortably, as far as my fight, he knows I am ready,” said Conor.
Recently, several boxers have expressed their interest in an exhibition bout for a huge pay-day and rightfully so. After having entertained several generations of fans around the globe, it only feels justified on the boxer’s part to earn some big cash with an exhibition performance. Additionally, it gives fans a chance to witness their favorite boxers inside the ring once again.
Not long ago, Nigel had excited boxing fans around the world by posting a clip on Instagram where he was seen throwing punches. Needless to say, even at 56, the former champion looked quick and sharp on his feet. However, according to his son, Conor Benn, the “Dark Destroyer” has no plans of returning to the boxing ring.
Nigel enjoys a happy post-retirement life training his son Conor Benn, and spending time with his daughters.
Conor Benn currently competes in the welterweight division. He is the current WBA Continental (Europe) champion and will look to defend his strap against German boxer Sebastian Formella.
Formella remained undefeated in his professional career until his recent loss to former champion Shawn Porter in August. Benn will look to maintain his undefeated streak with a win over the IBF welterweight champion. He is currently 16-0 in his professional boxing career with 11 wins coming via way of TKO.
Conor Benn has followed his father’s footsteps in how he approaches his opponents inside the ring. He is a pressure fighter and likes to walk his opponents down for a stoppage win. During his prime, Nigel was one of the most fiercest strikers in boxing, having amassed 37 stoppage wins in his 42 professional bouts.
Needless to say, Conor Benn will look to do the same as he takes his first real test at the welterweight.