Ha!...This is in my gym! I can see the venue from my house, literally cross the road and I'm there...I will get pics if this happens defo!....Ill be sneaking into this an recording it (Ill pay 35 quid, never seen the other option apart from 600 quid vip!!)!!!....Hes pretty tasty the lad hes fighting....Few people I knw know him an say hes seriously handy.
FORMER world middleweight and super middleweight champion Nigel Benn is boxing an exhibition bout in Middlesbrough on Saturday, December 8.
The Dark Destroyer, now 48, will have a move around with local white collar boxing promoter and former national amateur champion Tony Robinson at Eston Sports Academy. The exhibition headlines an eight-bout show being sanctioned by the European Boxing Federation. Benn's appearance is already causing a stir, with 16 of the 20 available VIP tables already taken. The hard-hitting 90s icon is boxing four farewell exhibitions around the country before he emigrates to Australia on December 17 to become a preacher. Promoter Robinson, 35, won a national Boys' Clubs title and Daily Star Golden Gloves title during a 58-bout amateur career with Wellington ABC.
But he said trading blows with Benn, albeit under non-competitive conditions, will top the lot. He said: "I've been in boxing since I was eight and grew up watching Nigel Benn's fights, so to be sharing a ring with him will be the best thing I've ever done. "I'm planning to make a big deal of his ring walk." Tickets are £35 standard and £600 for a VIP table of 10, available from Tony Robinson on 07899 940230. NEWLY-formed Pallister Park ABC got their season off to a flyer with two wins from three away outings.