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On This Day: November 9th

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1996: Steve Collins defended his WBO super middleweight World title for a fifth time with a rematch victory over Nigel Benn. The pair had fought that July, with Benn pulling out during the fourth after injuring his ankle. The rematch took place at the NYNEX Arena in Manchester and saw Collins dominate, forcing an admittedly faded Benn to retire on his stool after the sixth round.

The Dark Destroyer would retire from boxing following the loss:

Watch Steve Collins v Nigel Benn in full below

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie