Nigel Benn opponent Sakio Bika comeback fight ring return

Nigel Benn opponent revealed

Published On Tuesday, September 17, 2019By British Boxing News

Nigel Benn will face Sakio Bika in ring return 23 years after his last fight, sources say

'The Dark Destroyer' Nigel Benn (42-5-1) comes out of retirement to face Sakio Bika (34-7-3) at the age of 55, reports suggest.

An insider claims that Benn will reveal his opponent as a 40-year-old former WBC world champion in a press conference to be held next week.

November 23 at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena is the date and location pencilled in for the remarkable ring return.

40-year-old Bika is 15 years Benn's junior, and is a former WBC and IBO super-middleweight champion, as well as the winner of the third season of The Contender TV series.

The Cameroon-born Australian's last fight was only two years ago in October 2017 as he picked up the WBC International Silver super-middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision win over Geard Ajetovic (21-17-1) in his home city of Sydney.

Three months prior to that 'The Scorpian' picked up the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super-middleweight title with a one-sided beatdown of Australian champion Luke Sharp (14-6-3) which ended with a seventh-round stoppage win to Bika.

Even more astonishing is that Bika only fought for a world title just four years ago against Adonis Stevenson.

Benn's glittering career came to an end in 1996 after suffering back to back losses to WBO super-middleweight champion Steve Collins.

The East Londoner was a two-weight world champion, once hailed by American promoter Bob Arum in 1989 as the "most exciting fighter in the world".

The Benn saga continues