Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/7/14

British boxers Nigel Benn (left) and Michael Watson compete in a Commonwealth middleweight title fight at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London, 21st May 1989. The fight ended with Benn suffering his first ever defeat when he was knocked out in the 6th round. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
Former super middleweight champion Nigel "The Dark Destroyer" Benn remains a fan favorite in Britain, who venerate the violent, two-fisted approach that powerful warrior took to demolishing his opponents in the ring. The standard bearer for the rough-and-tumble style of British boxing today is Carl "The Cobra" Froch, so it must have come as a surprise to British fight fans when Benn picked the other guy in Froch's fight this Saturday, Andre Ward. Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime Benn told BBC Sport "I fancy Ward to win it. He's very slippery, a very good fighter. Don't get me wrong, Carl's a good fighter, a strong guy, and it will be a close fight, but Ward will edge it." Benn is a former 160 lbs and 168 lbs world champion, and is best remembered for his rivalry with Chris Eubank and his tragic, savage encounter with Gerald McClellan. Benn's expectations mirror those of most experts, including myself and the rest of the staff at ProBoxing-Fans. The consensus opinion is t...
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