“Look at the stateeeeyaaaaat…” CHRIS Eubank emerges from a white stretch limo outside the Europa Hotel, clad in brown knee-high riding boots with a monocle pressed to his right eye. A riding crop is tucked neatly into the nook of his arm. As he makes his way towards the entrance, the sound of laughter echoes down Great Victoria Street as builders shout across scaffold on an otherwise quiet Tuesday lunchtime. “Big man... big man... what time’s the next race?” Eubank judiciously ignores their jibes but the message has been delivered, loud and clear: welcome to Belfast. From Frampton to Burnett, McGuigan to McCullough, there have been some huge fight nights down the years. But a city synonymous with boxing has rarely, if ever, seen anything like the razzmatazz that surrounded the 1994 rematch between Eubank and home favourite Ray Close. With Don King in town it was never likely to be anything but a circus. The shock-haired American, a co-promoter on … [Read more...] about ‘Let me tell you, going to Belfast, it was beautiful. The Irish love a character, and who doesn’t adore defiance?’
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THE son of former British boxing star Nigel Benn will be competing on the undercard at this weekend's Dillian White vs Joseph Parker fight at London's O2 Arena. Conor Benn will face France's Cedrick Peynaud for the WBA continental welterweight title as the pair meet each other for the second time in just over 7 months. Who was Nigel Benn and how old is he? Nigel Benn is a former British boxer and former holder of the WBO middleweight and WBC super-middleweight titles. Benn was born on January 22, 1964 in London. He is 54 years old. He turned professional in 1987 and began a rapid rise through the professional ranks after a 22 unbeaten record. Benn won the Commonwealth middleweight title against Abdul Umaru in April 1988. He lost in his title defence against Michael Watson in the first defeat of his professional career. In 1990, Benn won the WBO middleweight title after beating Doug DeWitt. Although, sacrificed the title seven months layer after a defeat to Chris Eubank at the NEC Arena … [Read more...] about How old is Britain’s Nigel Benn, when did he stop boxing and how many of his sons are boxers?
Forget any doubts about Amir Khan. Forget about ring rust, or a busted career. The former light-welterweight world champion produced a huge statement here on Saturday night on his ring return after two years away with a vicious knockout of opponent Phil Lo Greco, blitzing the Canadian and dropping him twice in under 39 seconds. Khan’s blistering fists did all the talking he needed. Speed kills, they say in boxing, and Khan’s hand speed has always been dangerous early in fights. Some perspective is needed, given that Lo Greco is not an elite fighter, yet he went the distance with former world champion Shawn Porter, and Khan joined current world welterweight champion Errol Spence as the only other boxer to stop Lo Greco. Khan delighted a sold-out arena here beside the Mersey, going to work with a determined immediacy, looking fast, precise and emphatic. It was an electrifying left-right that was unleashed by Khan for his first knock-down of his opponent, followed up by a … [Read more...] about Amir Khan defeats Phil Lo Greco by TKO inside 40 seconds on return to the ring
21 April 2018 • 10:32pm Amir Khan's wins his first fight back for two years inside 40 seconds Khan wins by TKO He then challenges Kell Brook in the ring after his win Auto update On Off 10:32PM Khan chasing Brook? WATCH: Amir Khan and Kell Brook had a heated exchange in the ring after Khan's 40-second win against Phil Lo Greco! 🔥pic.twitter.com/KQYNAd9BEb— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 21, 2018 10:29PM The moment Khan won...inside forty seconds. Quick, quick hands. Rapid. 10:26PM Congratulations to Amir Khan...back with a bang 😮⚡️💨💥 WHAT A RETURN! @amirkingkhan demolishes Lo Greco in just 39 seconds! @EchoArena erupts!#KhanLoGreco #BackToBusiness pic.twitter.com/zBkU3M4BZc— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) April 21, 2018 10:24PM Khan vs Brook next up? Eddie Hearn: "They want to bash each other up at the end of the day. This fight should … [Read more...] about Amir Khan defeats Phil Lo Greco by TKO inside forty seconds on return to the ring
He admits he was once a “devil child” who mixed with the wrong people – now boxer Harley Benn is keeping kids off the streets and away from knife crime. And it’s all thanks to the life skills he learned in the ring. The son of ex-World Champ Nigel Benn holds one-to-one sessions with troubled youngsters where they learn respect and how to manage anger issues – while keeping healthy too. Middleweight Harley, 21, says: “I was a devil child myself and went through a bad phase. “I got in with the wrong crowd. I was being disrespectful and didn’t really know who I was. “Nowadays there’s no such thing as a fist fight between young adults and teens – it all seems to be with weapons. “The more kids that are off the street turning their energy into something positive the better.” Harley, whose dad Nigel, 54, left his mum Lisa before he was born, turned pro two years ago. In the past the father and son have … [Read more...] about Nigel Benn’s son admits he was a “devil child” before boxing saved him