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Nigel Benn boxer

Nigel Benn image
Status inactive
Division super middleweight
Height 5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1987-01-28
Born 1964-01-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence West Ham, London, United Kingdom
bouts
48
won
42
lost
5
draw
1
bouts
48
won
42
lost
5
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super middleweight
Height 5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1987-01-28
Born 1964-01-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence West Ham, London, United Kingdom

Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO middleweight title in 1990, and the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992 to 1996. Regionally he held the Commonwealth middleweight title from 1988 to 1989. Nicknamed "The Dark Destroyer" for his formidable punching power and aggressive fighting style, he retired with an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio and is ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.

Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO middleweight title in 1990, and the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992 to 1996. Regionally he held the Commonwealth middleweight title from 1988 to 1989. Nicknamed "The Dark Destroyer" for his formidable punching power and aggressive fighting style, he retired with an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio and is ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 9, 1996 Steve Collins WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
July 6, 1996 Steve Collins WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 2, 1996 Thulani Malinga LWWWWW Telewest Arena, Newcastle World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 2, 1995 Daniel Perez WLWWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
July 22, 1995 Vincenzo Nardiello LWWWLW London Arena, Millwall World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1995 Gerald McClellan WWWWWW London Arena, Millwall World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1994 Juan Carlos Gimenez WWWWWW National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1994 Henry Wharton WWWWWW Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 9, 1993 Chris Eubank WWWWWD Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

DRAW
Split-decision
June 26, 1993 Lou Gent DLLWWW Olympia, Kensington World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1993 Mauro Galvano WWWWLW Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1992 Nicky Piper WWWWWW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 3, 1992 Mauro Galvano WWWWWW Palaghiaccio de Marino, Marino World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
May 23, 1992 Thulani Malinga WLWLWL National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1992 Dan Sherry WWWLWL Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1991 Hector Abel Lescano WWWWWL G-Mex Centre, Manchester WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1991 Lenzie Morgan LWLWLL Brentwood Centre, Brentwood WIN
Points
July 3, 1991 Kid Milo WWWWLW Brentwood Centre, Brentwood WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1991 Robbie Sims LLWWLW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1990 Chris Eubank WWWWWW National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1990 Iran Barkley LWWWLL Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1990 Doug DeWitt WDWLWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 14, 1990 Sanderline Williams LWLLWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 1, 1989 Jose Quinones WWWLWL Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 20, 1989 Jorge Amparo LWLLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1989 Michael Watson WWDWWW Supertent, Finsbury Park Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 28, 1989 Mbayo Wa Mbayo WWLWLW Kelvin Hall, Glasgow WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1989 Michael Chilambe WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1988 David Noel LLWWWW National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1988 Anthony Logan WWWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
KO
May 28, 1988 Tim Williams LWWLLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1988 Abdul Umaru Sanda LWWWLW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1988 Darren Hobson WWWWWW Norwich Lads Boxing Club, Norwich WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1988 Greg Taylor WWLLWW Afan Lido, Port Talbot WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1988 Byron Prince WWWWW Bingley Hall, Stafford WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1988 Fermin Chirino WLWWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1987 Reggie Miller WLWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1987 Ian Chantler WWWWLW Hudsons Sports Centre, Wisbech WIN
KO
Nov. 3, 1987 Ronnie Yoe LLLWLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1987 Russell Barker W Blazers Night Club, Windsor WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1987 Winston Burnett LLWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 9, 1987 Eddie Smith LWWLWL Blazers Night Club, Windsor WIN
KO
July 1, 1987 Leon Morris L Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
June 17, 1987 Reginald Marks W Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1987 Winston Burnett LLLLWL Latchmere Leisure Centre, Wandsworth WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1987 Rob Nieuwenhuizen W Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1987 Kevin Roper LWW Festival Hall Super Tent, Basildon WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1987 Graeme Ahmed WLLLLL Fairfield Hall, Croydon WIN
Technical knockout