By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 11 September 2019 | Updated: 23:29 BST, 11 September 2019
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
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
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