Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan | WBC World Super-Middleweight Title UK v...

Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan: WBC World Super-Middleweight championship fight, London, England, GB/UK, Feb 25 1995

Benn (39-2) defending his WBC world title against American #1 ranked middleweight, p4p #2 listed WBC and WBO world champion Gerald McClellan.

33 first round wins between the pair - Benn scored 32 KOs from 39 wins, McClellan 29 KOs from 31 wins, and it was billed as the two hardest punching boxers of the 90s meeting in an England vs America, Britain vs USA Super-Fight for the Ages.

WBC World Super-Middleweight Title, UK vs USA, Fight of the Century.

Alas, the circumstances were tragic; McClellan almost lost his life,
and remains severely disabled to this day. Benn was mentally affected by this brutal fight and the fate of his opponent, and subsequently lost three bouts and retired, becoming a born-again Christian.
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