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() Nigel Benn's astonishing return to the ring at the age of 55 pencilled in for Birmingham in November... 23 years after his last fight! Nigel Benn is set to make an astonishing return to boxing in November The 55-year-old is set to fight in Birmingham after 23 years away from the sport There have been suggestions that his opponent could be Sakio Bika 

By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 11 September 2019 | Updated: 23:29 BST, 11 September 2019

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Nigel Benn will make an astonishing return to the boxing ring in November in Birmingham — 23 years after his last fight.

The 55-year-old announced via social media on Friday that he was making a comeback and Sportsmail understands it will be on November 23 at the Resorts World Arena.

Mystery surrounds his opponent, though a source close to the fight indicated it is likely to be a 40-year-old former WBC world champion, which points towards Sakio Bika, who was a super-middleweight champion between 2013 and 2014 and fought for the light-heavyweight crown as recently as 2015.

Nigel Benn will make an incredible return to boxing aged 55, 23 years after his last fight

Nigel Benn will make an incredible return to boxing aged 55, 23 years after his last fight

The Cameroonian-Australian has been inactive since October 2017.

Benn, who will fight this one-off 12-rounder at light-heavyweight, is expected to land in Britain this week after travelling from his home in Australia. A press conference has been provisionally planned for late next week.

The former middleweight and super-middleweight world champion has not fought since back-to-back defeats to Steve Collins in 1996.

Benn is set to return to the ring on November 23 at the Resort World Arena

Benn is set to return to the ring on November 23 at the Resort World Arena 

There have been suggestions that Benn's opponent could be 40-year-old Sakio Bika

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