Date: 30th June 2017 at 12:03pm
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The shock announcement yesterday that two giants of the super-middleweight division from the 90?s are set to climb into the ring to face each other again has set the boxing world talking.

Nigel Benn and Steve Collins, both in their fifties, are unlikely to be granted licenses by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), although the current regulations when it comes to issuing a license dictate there is only a lower age limit of eighteen.

But, if the BBBoC are not willing to issue Benn and Collins licenses to box, it by no means suggests the fight won?t take place.

On these shores, previously, we?ve witnessed Dereck Chisora and David Haye fight, in 2012, at Upton Park, on licenses issued by the Luxembourg authority.

Amongst the dissenting voices though is the promoter Eddie Hearn who is attributed as having remarked,

‘It would be almost sad to see those guys return to the ring.

‘Nigel is in great shape. I watched him growing up and he’s one of my favourite fighters of all time.

‘For me, sit on the sofa and enjoy the legacy you created in this sport.’

Continuing on a theme, Steve Collins son has summed matters up by remarking,

‘When I’m 50-something and have a mid-life crisis, I will just buy a new motorbike. You get me.’

We do, but something tells me this fight will take place.