The animosity between Carl Froch and George Groves, who challenges the respected IBF super middleweight titleholder on Saturday, and the great anticipation for their showdown reminds many fans of the heated all-UK 168-pound championship rivalries of the 1990s.
Nigel Benn, one of Britain’s most savage and accomplished competitors in the late 1980s and ‘90s, remains a popular sports figure in the UK nearly 17 years after his retirement from boxing. RingTV.com recently asked the power-punching former middleweight and super middleweight titleholder to talk about the best opponents he ever faced.
UK middleweight amateur standout Anthony Ogogo says he wants to inspire fans the way Ricky Hatton did, and emulate the success of British middleweights Alan Minter, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. The 2012 Olympic medalist turns pro under Amir Khan-Julio Diaz on Saturday.