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Over two decades after last bout, ex-champ set for boxing return at 55

Britain’s 55-year-old Nigel Benn is set to announce his comeback to boxing 23 years after his last professional fight, his promoter was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

“I wouldn’t support Nigel if I didn’t believe he was fit to box,’ Mark Peters told the BBC.

Where's there's a will: The British Boxing Board of Control refused to grant Nigel Benn a licence.

Where’s there’s a will: The British Boxing Board of Control refused to grant Nigel Benn a licence.Credit:Twitter

Benn is scheduled to attend a news conference in London on Thursday, with British media reporting he will announce a November 23 fight in Birmingham against 40-year-old Cameroon-born Sakio Bika, a former WBC super-middleweight champion.

Benn held the WBO middleweight title in 1990 and also the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992-96.

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