1995-07-22 Nigel Benn w rtd 8 Vincenzo Nardiello, Docklands Arena, Millwall, London, England - WBC

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1995-07-22 Nigel Benn w rtd 8 Vincenzo Nardiello, Docklands Arena, Millwall, London, England - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Retaining his title for the eighth time Benn (168) was just too heavy-handed for Italy’s Nardiello (167), who was retired by his corner at 1.43 of the eighth round after being down five times. Strangely, although being down three times in the seventh and twice in the eighth only two of them counted as knockdowns. Having won the opening three rounds Benn became ragged in the fourth and fifth, which allowed Nardiello, boxing behind the southpaw lead, back in to the fight. After Nardiello dropped to his knees towards the end of the fifth, complaining that he had been butted, from there on the result was never in doubt.