Steve Collins Granted Licence To Box Again

By Elliot Foster

Steve Collins' showdown with Nigel Benn appears to be getting closer.

The 53-year-old Irishman said on Tuesday he has been issued with a licence to box.

Collins, who ended Benn's career after stopping the 'Dark Destroyer' in two successive fights in 1996, has been interested in returning to the ring since 2014 when he told Sky Sports that he would welcome a fight with either Roy Jones Jr. or Joe Calzaghe.


However, neither of those fights materialised and Collins was approached by Benn this summer about a third contest between the pair.

“Nigel's camp are still serious about going ahead with it,” Collins told talkSPORT when he was asked about the fight.

“I've applied for my professional boxing licence which I have been successful in receiving. I'm now a licensed professional.”

Collins, the only Irish fighter in history to hold world titles at two different weights, was brought to the attention of ‘Dark Destroyer’ Benn after his hope to renew his rivalry with Chris Eubank quickly faded.

“If they come up with a deal and if the money is there it'll happen, I've no other reason to fight.”

No details regarding the body with which Collins has been licensed have been revealed.

During the summer, Collins stated to BBC Sport: "It's just about money, a payday which will allow me to buy some more land. I have no problem with Nigel. I have a lot of respect. I like him. I get medicals every year and the most impressive part is my MRI. 'Excellent' was how the neurosurgeon described it. I'm very healthy and very fit."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 10-19-2017

[QUOTE=KillaCamNZ;18148086]Yep, the same one. Which makes this all the more sad.[/QUOTE] I think that's going too far. Really. I say even in advanced age, Collins sparks Jones inside of 9.

Comment by john l on 10-19-2017

yea he had to be thinkin no ways is he really gonna hit me. the look on his face was priceless

Comment by Zaroku on 10-19-2017

[QUOTE=john l;18148095]yea remember that would love to kid and fans all have to fight wilder. he mean as hell see what he did to that Charlie z idiot[/QUOTE] Charlie was talking crap about wilder a daughter. Didn't Charlie **** his…

Comment by john l on 10-19-2017

[QUOTE=Zaroku;18147907]Society as we know it is over. Ever see that Internet crap some young punk put up called bum fights. He pay old homeless guys to fight each other for 20 dollars, a few times the homeless men had to…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 10-19-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;18147950]The same Roy Jones that got brutally knocked out by a bum in Enzo Macaranelli? That Roy Jones?[/QUOTE] Yep, the same one. Which makes this all the more sad.

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