One of Britain’s top former boxers Nigel Benn has “unfinished business” in Huddersfield.
Nicknamed the Dark Destroyer, former world champion Benn will speak about his career at a sporting dinner organised by James Beattie, of Bradley-based Seeitnowsports.com.
Benn, 52, who now lives in Australia, may be on the brink of a return to the ring to face old enemy Chris Eubank – for the third time.
Last December when Eubank was on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! he spoke of another showdown with nemesis Benn, dubbed a “rumble in the jungle.”
On the ITV1 show Eubank said: “I am not really competitive. I can easily always walk away and then I come to Nigel Benn. The bad blood between us is fierce. So I am not competitive, only with him.
“I got it the first time (he won), I drew with him the second time. He was born to activate me, he won’t leave me alone.
“He keeps asking for this rematch. If I do fight him again, he is not beating me.”
Benn, also a jungle celebrity in 2002, responded on Twitter saying: “Mate I’m also fitter than ever. Let’s get this thing on Chris Eubank, but no more games.
“When you get out lets get it on with the fight.”
Benn reportedly wants between £5 million and £10 million for a rematch. Their last fight in 1993, billed as Judgement Day, was watched by an audience of half a billion.
Eubank, 49, said he would fight only if it was properly organised and there are rumours talks are underway.
Benn, a former world middleweight and super middleweight champion, will come to the Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top on Friday, May 20.
Tickets for Unfinished Business An Exclusive Sporting Dinner cost from £45.
Benn will be in the UK to support his professional fighter son Conor, who makes his eagerly awaited debut in April. Benn Snr will walk his son to the ring.
It is hoped Conor will appear with his dad at the Huddersfield dinner.
Eubank’s son, also called Chris, is also a professional boxer and the sons may eventually clash in the ring too.
Benn has accused Eubank of being an overbearing father and told him to “stop nicking” his son’s limelight.
Benn is best known for his battles with Eubank, Michael Watson and Steve Collins in the 1990s.
For more details on the dinner, sponsored by Huddersfield Interiors, go to www.seeitnowsports.com or ring James on 07531 286977.
James has previously brought boxing legends Frank Bruno and Joe Calzaghe to Huddersfield.