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Up close and personal with Nigel Benn

Feb 19. 2018
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Former British professional boxer Nigel Benn comes to Thailand just before the Songkran holidays and “meet and greet” fans at Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok on April 12 at 8pm.

Nicknamed “The Dark Destroyer” for his formidable punching power and aggressive fighting style, Benn is ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.

The 54-year-old former British professional boxer is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBO middleweight title in 1990, and the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992 to 1996. Additionally he held the Commonwealth middleweight title from 1988 to 1989. 

Benn turned professional in 1987 and began a streak of consecutive knockout wins. This ensured a rapid rise through the professional ranks and during this time, Benn won the vacant Commonwealth middleweight title with a second round win over Abdul Umaru.

After his professional boxing career, Benn became an internationally recognised DJ. He later appeared in the first series of the ITV reality TV show “I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!”

Benn has since developed a strong faith and is a born again Christian. He works with youth at risk in Blacktown, NSW and is dedicated to his charity work. He is an ambassador to the New South Wales Police Citizens Youth Club's (PCYC) and is an advocate for healthy living.

Benn is also a Patron of the Shannon Bradshaw Trust, a UK children's charity based in the North West of England, helping children with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Tickets are Bt25,000 for a 10-person table and Bt2,700 for a person.

Gold package is priced at Bt40,000 featuring meet and greet, champagne reception, professional photograph with Benn, processed on the night, and front-row seating.

The VIP package is priced at Bt60,000 featuring 8 guests on the main table plus Nigel Benn, professional photograph with Benn, processed on the night, and food and drink plus 2 bottles of champagne.

For more information and reservation, call (02) 309 3000.

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