Boxing is a sport where two competitors can really hate each other. And even after fighting it out to try and settle the score, they can still hold a grudge against each other. Well it looks like that is the case between Steve Collins and Nigel Benn. The two boxers have agreed to fight each other for a third time. The catch is that the last time these two fought each other was over 21 years ago. Their last match was in 1996 and both men are in their 50s now. Collins has beaten Benn twice. However, the British Boxing Board of Control has not yet sanctioned the fight. Here is what people are saying about the idea of this fight actually happening again 21 years later.
Age is no barrier!
Nigel Benn and Steve Collins have agreed to a rematch after 21 years.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 29, 2017
Honest interview on IFL with Nigel Benn, says he'll be fighting Steve Collins in Sept/Oct. For closure, not money.. but at 53?!
— Isaiah (@Mr_IsaiahG) June 28, 2017
Steve Collins, 52, on why he's fighting Nigel Benn, 53: "It's just about money, a payday which will allow me to buy some more land"
— Matty Lawless (@mattylawless) June 29, 2017
— Joe Cordina (@JoeCordina_91) June 28, 2017
Nigel Benn and Steve Collins? Go home boxing, youre drunk again. If a pro board is sanctioning this they'll face a grilling from yours truly
— Alan Dawson (@AlanDawsonSport) June 29, 2017
Collins v Benn 3 now makes me realise that the Rocky spoof poster in Airplane 2 wasn't as ludicrous as I once thought pic.twitter.com/5UkVlicdJl
— TheCobrasConk (@TheCobrasConk) June 29, 2017
Benn looks in unbelievable shape, but there is no denying that Collins is a good old fashion hard bastard! Would watch this no problem! https://t.co/bE52oWwKR8
— Michael HD (@MikeyTweets1980) June 29, 2017
Benn v Collins add that to the bill of McGregor v Mayweather
PPV events 'pointless fights no one needs to see'
— Simon Morris (@BigAl_simon) June 29, 2017
— Tarnya luke-Bailey (@tarnya_bailey) June 29, 2017
Rocky vs Apollo Creed. Ali vs Frazier. Ward vs Gatti. Collins vs Benn. Some rivalries never die. It appears as if Benn is the one that has held a grudge all these years and is the catalyst for this trilogy fight. I guess he can't sleep at night or live with himself until he can say he beat Collins. Not sure if there is a boxing committee out there that will sanction this fight. But if there is they need to put this fight on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor PPV.