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  Nigel Benn
Nigel Benn (born January 22, 1964) is a British citizen who was a world champion boxer.
Benn's next fight would change his life forever: World Middleweight champion Gerald McClellan, eager to move up in weight and become a two time world champion just like Benn had done years before, challenged Benn.
Benn, who is still quite a celebrity in England and who has been recently invited to many London nightclubs as a DJ, had a record of 42 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 35 wins by knockout, in professional boxing.
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 Nigel Benn Chris Eubank Michael Watson boxing Rivalry
The protagonists, Benn the son of Barbadian immigrants and the others, sons of Jamaicans, came of fighting age at a period in history when fl fighter's were firmly entrenched in the British game and accepted as home grown stars.
Nigel Benn, though from a family headed by hardworking parents, was a juvenile delinquent ran amok.
Benn went on to make several title defences, the most memorable of which was the epic encounter with the hard punching Gerald McClelland which ended with McClelland suffering a blood clot subsequent infirmity and indigence.
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 :: Welcome to FNN - Mike Marley's FightNightNews.com ::
Record: Nigel "The Dark Destroyer" Benn, a Middleweight and Super Middleweight Champion, 42 - 5 - 1 with 35 ko's, was born in Liford, England the son of Barbadian immigrants.
Some say that Nigel Benn is mostly a "forgotten warrior" perhaps because he will forever be linked to Gerald McClellan and it is admittedly painful to think of him without remembering their tragic fight, one of the most brutal slugfests of all time.
Nigel Benn was an eccentric, a one of a kind and will not soon be forgotten by boxing aficionados.
www.fightnightnews.com /benn.html   (1483 words)

 Boxing Coverage updated 24/7 at MaxBoxing.com
Benn was enjoying a perfect start to his boxing career – 18 fights, 18 wins and 18 knockouts, including 14 in the first two rounds.
Benn broke free and continued to fire a steady stream of inaccurate bombs while Logan desperately sought to collect himself and find a way to slow down this tornado bent on blowing him away in the shortest time possible.
Benn missed a wild uppercut to the jaw, but a follow-up hook propelled Logan to the ropes and forced a clinch, which was quickly ended by another Benn right to the ribs after Logan rapped Benn’s ear with a right hand.
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 Irish Boxing
Benn was reclusive, and as he entered the ring he seemed as intense and mean as ever.
Nigel appeared to be finding his feet in the third, winning the battle in close quarters -- where the best part of this contest was fought.
Benn's corner told him at the end of this session that he was being given one more round, and that they wouldn't watch him "take a beating." The champion continued to dominate in the fifth however and although Collins is not reputed as a big puncher Benn looked distressed as he shipped heavy right hands.
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Benn would now fight and loose to his nemesis Chris Eubank in a fight that has to be considered one of the best of the 90's.
Benn again proved he was far from finished by knocking out Mauro Galvano in Italy for the WBC super middle weight title and winning a 12 round decision in a rematch.
Benn's career defining bout would be marred in tragedy as he overcame being knocked thru the ropes and hurt on several other occasions to stop the fierce hitting McClellan in the 10th round.
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 Boxing: RSR Looks Back at Former WBC Super Middleweight Champion Nigel Benn Part I
During the late Eighties and early Nineties, Nigel Benn, the Dark Destroyer, brought a freewheeling mayhem to his boxing that was unusual in British rings.
Nigel went down, got up, and stormed in again, but in the second he was once more shaken by a counter punch.
Benn was less understanding of their doubts concerning the validity of his crown.
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 Benn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Nigel “The Dark Destroyer” Benn was born in London on the 22
Only the second defeat of Nigel’s career, the next time they met, it would be 1993, at Old Trafford the home of Manchester United, in front of 49,000 people and a television audience of 18 million.
Nigel is a devout Christian and lives his life in complete contrast to the man who ruled the boxing world with his fearsome reputation.
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 DJ Nigel Benn - Dance Music DJ & ExBoxer
By the time I was ushered into Nigel’s presence, I was part of a gaggle of writers (all of whom seemed to have better dictaphones than me), who were all competing to be the nearest to the champ.
Nigel Benn is softly spoken, which is in contrast to his hard man image and when it comes to answering questions, he’s obviously become a ‘dab hand’ at this media lark.
Nigel Benn was launching into a verbal tirade against a promoter that had just paid him a small fortune, for what seemed to be no apparent reason.
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 Boxing: RSR Looks Back at Former WBC Super Middleweight Champion Nigel Benn Part II
Benn was accompanied to the ring by an escort from his old regiment, the Fusiliers.
Nigel was deducted a point for a low blow, and the bout finally ended in a draw.
Nigel was badly shaken up, but may, as sometimes occurs, have felt that he'd absorbed his opponent's heaviest shots and it couldn't get any worse.
www.ringsidereport.com /Hulse452006.htm   (2894 words)

 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 1 - Nigel Benn - The Internet Forum
Nigel was treated by a paramedic, who said afterwards: "I was not worried about the snake biting Nigel.
Nigel was chosen for a second bush tucker trial.
Nigel Benn is not a man to be messed with.
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 Nigel Benn Boxing Autograph
Site poster from Nigel Benn vs Henry Wharton that has been signed by former middleweight champion of the world Britain's Nigel Benn.
In 1987, Benn was approached by TV presenter Pogus Caesar who wanted to make a short documentary on the boxer for 'Here and Now' Central Television's flagship ethnic series.
Filmed in the East End of London Benn spoke about growing up on the tough streets, and his life in the army -the film also included footage of Benn at his most devastating.
www.boxing-memorabilia.com /posbennwharton.htm   (876 words)

 Benn Nigel - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Benn Nigel - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Benn, Nigel (1964-), English boxer and World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion and World Boxing Council (WBC) super-middleweight...
In 1990, after 24 successive victories, colourful and controversial boxer Chris Eubank challenged fellow Briton Nigel Benn for the World Boxing...
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 Prime Nigel Benn vs Joe calzaghe - Page 2 - Boxing Forum
Benn's response was that Calzaghe could have "lived with them all".
Benn's style is made for Joe and if Nigel was to take as many head shots as Jeff Lacey did on Saturday it wouldn't go the distance.
Benn didn't like the punches of any big puncher he met and Calzaghe punches fairly hard, especially when he plants his feet.
www.eastsideboxing.com /forum/showthread.php?p=145144   (503 words)

 Nigel Benn - Boxing Forum
Benn might be the most aggressive fighter ive seen, came from the streets of london, england and served on the firing line for the royal green jackets in ireland, which only enhanced his aggression.
Wharton was WBC mandatory (Gent got his shot at Benn on the strength of his draw with Wharton, Wharton was WBC mandatory then too), and had a hell of a left hook, a very stiff jab, brutal body punching, walked through opponents punches, and punched guys clean out of the ring.
My favourite Benn fight was the Robbie Sims fight (put Benn straight back on track), what a clinical finish against a guy who had never been dropped in his life - and the way it had Marvin on that square in the corner of the screen was pretty cool.
www.eastsideboxing.com /forum/showthread.php?t=45289   (1004 words)

 100 Great Black Britons - Nigel Benn/Chris Eubanks
Nigel Benn, known as the Dark Destroyer, was twice a world champion at middleweight and super middleweight.
Benn was crowned world middleweight champion after knocking out Doug DeWitt, the defending champion.
Since retiring from boxing, Benn has had a successful career as a DJ and has become a TV celebrity.
www.100greatblackbritons.com /bios/nigel_benn.html   (235 words)

 Nigel Benn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nigel Benn (born January 22, 1964) is an English former boxer who held world titles at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight.
Benn comes from a sporting family that includes a famous cousin in the football world, Paul Ince.
Benn's second defence was against compatriot and long-term rival, Chris Eubank at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on November 18th 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nigel_Benn   (1109 words)

 Nigel Benn's BBC column in 2001 - Boxing Scene Forums
The Dark Destroyer Nigel Benn was one of Britain's greatest ever world champions during the 1990s and had no end of fans up and down the country.
Already an experienced fighter with 23 professional fights, Benn crossed the Atlantic in 1990 and went on to win the world title against American Doug DeWitt in Las Vegas, before defending it in Las Vegas against Iran Barkley whom he pounded to the canvas three times in the first round to grab the win.
Benn, who had just returned from his brother's wedding in Barbados, said: "I was so surprised that anyone would have the guts to do this.
www.boxingscene.com /forums/showthread.php?t=40798   (2162 words)

 Nigel Benjamin - AOL Music
In April 2003 Nigel Benjamin made a guest appearance on the Discovery Channel...
Former Mott vocalist Nigel Benjamin was the singer for London at the time,...
Nigel Benn, known as the Dark Destroyer, was twice a world champion at...
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 Dark Destroyer - Nigel Benn - View and compare prices and buy online: dooyoo.co.uk
Author: Nigel Benn / Genre: Biography To his many fans around the world, Nigel Benn is the Dark Destroyer, a fighter of awesome and devastating power.
Nigel Benn opens his heart in this revealing biography.
Author: Nigel Benn / Genre: BiographyTo his many fans around the world, Nigel Benn is the...
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 Randy Turpin vs Nigel Benn/Chris Eubank - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Here is name that is almost never mentioned.I say he beats both Benn and Eubank.He has such a unique style and is strong as well that I feel it would have been too much for Benn and Eubank to solve.
Nigel Benn i just loved as all the Brits did.
The brave Nigel would have from round one as usual gone for the kill but this is no average or good fighter in here with him now.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /cbzforum/showthread.php?t=77   (357 words)

 100 Great Black Britons - Nigel Benn/Chris Eubanks
Born on the 8th August 1966 in Dulwich, London, Chris spent one and a half years in Jamaica.
He came back to the UK in 1988 and was with Barry Hearn from his 13th fight to his 43rd fight.
In 1990 he won the World middleweight title against Nigel Benn in November.He had 43 straight wins before his first loss.
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 Buy World Middleweight C'ship 1990 - Nigel Benn Vs Chris Eubank DVD Video from Woolworths.co.uk online shop
In 1990, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn fought for the first time.
Benn was happy to be painted as a gladiator, a violent punching ring warrior.
Millions watched live on prime time ITV as the two men finally settled the argument in one of Britain's greatest ever domestic scraps.
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 Amazon.com: Nigel Benn (Dark Destroyer): Books: Nigel Benn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Nigel Benn Career DVD Set — For serious boxing collectors, high quality Nigel Benn Career DVD Set at wholesale price.
great book on one of the most exciting middleweights in boxing history.nigel benn was a ferocious fighter from england who practically dominated the middleweight division in the early/mid 90's.
covers benns childhood, service in army, and his classic battles with chris eubanks and gerald mcclellan.
www.amazon.com /Nigel-Benn-Dark-Destroyer/dp/1857824660   (630 words)

 Tommy Hearns vs. Nigel Benn - Boxing Chat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Well if had actually happened Benn would have had a good chance, as Hearns was past his best by the time Benn was a name...
Much faster, far better jab, I don't think Benn would even be able to get warmed up if he fought the best Thommy Hearns.
Benn was a good fighter dont get me wrong, but even with Tommy's chin he was a MUCH more polished boxer all round then BIG Nige.
www.saddoboxing.com /boxing_forum/index.php/topic,37704.0.html   (519 words)

 BBC SPORT | Boxing | Nigel Benn v Joe Calzaghe
Benn's furious punching could take out even the highest class of opposition.
Michael Watson (and even Nicky Piper) outboxed Benn, whilst Chris Eubank and Steve Collins had the chins to trade with him and withstand his assaults.
He would weather a furious Benn opening, trade with the Dark Destroyer, wear him down with his superior boxing and stop the fight in the sixth.
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 John Blake Publishing Ltd  » Biographies and Autobiographies  » Sports ...
Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out all his opponents - half of them before the first round was over.
Nigel Benn tells it like it is. From the grim days he spent in the army in Northern Ireland, to his notorious battle with Chris Eubank.
From the women of the past, including the girl who took his virginity when he was just 12 years old, to the love and support of his wife Carolyne.
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 Newcastle Falcons : Falcons Host Nigel Benn Boxing Dinner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kingston Park is playing host to an audience with boxing legend Nigel Benn on Saturday October 7.
At this event Nigel will make his appearance and answer questions from the audience about his famous fights and about his career outside the ring as a DJ and TV celebrity.
Nigel will also make himself available for photographs and autographs.
www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk /35_2427.php   (259 words)

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