‘Don’t do it, I don’t want you to do it mate’: Promoter Frank Warren pleads with 55-year-old Nigel Benn not to make boxing comeback
- Boxing legend Nigel Benn is set to announce his comeback on Thursday
- His former promoter Frank Warren is urging 55-year-old to change his mind
- Warren says boxers often need protecting from themselves and are addicted
Frank Warren has pleaded with Nigel Benn not to announce his shock return to boxing at the age of 55.
The Britsh legend is set to announce an unexpected comeback on Thursday having been out of the ring for 23 years.
‘It shouldn’t be happening, Nigel, don’t do it, I don’t want you to do it mate, I really do not want to see you doing that,’ Warren told iFL TV.
Former world champion Nigel Benn is set to announce his boxing comeback at the age of 55
‘He shouldn’t be fighting, I know he’s doing it for a reason and it seems in this day and age, all these things are happening, people who are not boxers are fighting each other and that’s the world we live in.
‘It’s dangerous when you’re a young man, let alone when you’re at that age. He keeps himself fit and he’s a sensible guy I just wish he weren’t doing it.’
The former world champion is expected to resume his career on November 23 after more than two decades.
Frank Warren has urged his former boxer not to lace up the gloves ever again
‘He shouldn’t be fighting, he shouldn’t do it and I wish he wouldn’t do it, I don’t think that’s in his best interest,’ Warren continued.
‘I don’t know what it is, he made a lot of money, hopefully he’s still got it, I don’t know if it’s that, I don’t know what it is, sometimes boxers need to be protected from themselves.
‘Everybody involved should know better, listen, no one can tell me about the dangers because I did it when I was young, I promoted that stuff, it’s dangerous, it’s wrong, it’s not good for the guys to be doing it.’