Nigel Benn

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Benn (right) v Gerald McClellan

Name: Nigel Benn
Alias: Dark Destroyer
Hometown: West Ham, London, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 177cm
Reach: 185cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

  • Noted in The Ring Magazine in 1988 as the "hottest prospect in world boxing"
  • Hailed by Bob Arum in 1989 as the "most exciting fighter in the world"
  • Picked up an award as 'Best Overseas Boxer' at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas (1990)
  • American Boxing Writers voted his fight with Gerald McClellan as the 'Fight of the Year' (1995)

Amateur Accomplishments

Record: 41-1

  • Undefeated Welterweight for the First Battalion of Royal Fusiliers between 1982 and 1984 - won titles all the way up to heavyweight and trained others in his regiment's boxing team
  • 1986 ABA middleweight champion vs Johnny Melfah, avenging a previous loss to Rod Douglas along the way.

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Preceded by:
Doug DeWitt
WBO Middleweight Champion
1990 Apr 29 – 1990 Nov 18
Succeeded by:
Chris Eubank
Preceded by:
Mauro Galvano
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
1992 Oct 3 – 1996 Mar 2
Succeeded by:
Thulani Malinga