Nigel Benn and Steve Collins might have to look elsewhere than the UK for their third fight. According to BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Steve Bunce, the British Boxing Board of Control won’t allow it.
“They will not fight in this country under BBBofC rules. You can forget that,” said Bunce to the BBC.
Benn himself has said that they are looking for different options since the UK is not likely.
“We are deciding where we are going,” told Benn in an interview with IFL.TV.
The 53-year old has been receiving all kinds of feedback. A lot of people, including his son Conor, are worried about his health and the aftermath of this fight.
“It’s been positive and negative. You’re going to get that. Everyone thinks that I’m 53. But like I told everyone else my name is Nigel ‘Benjamin Button’ Benn. There’s more in the tank,” said Benn
He insists that this is not about making an easy payday. After two losses, he still hasn’t closed the chapter on Collins and this is his opportunity to do so.
“The difference is, if I’d win the lottery, 89 million, I would still want to fight. It’s has nothing to do with money. It’s about closure. Once I’ve had the closure then that’s it.”