Who is Nigel Benn? What is net worth of Nigel Benn? Nigel Benn popularly named with his nickname “The Dark Destroyer” is a former professional boxer who held many world championships in the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions during his career. He is an eccentric personality who had enjoyed his nightlife and boxing career to the highest possible level. He is ranked on the fourth position on the list of best British super-middleweight boxer of all time by BoxRec. During his career, he was most popular for his formidable power and aggressive fighting style.
Apart from being a professional boxer, he has a great record at the amateur level with 41 wins and 1 loss. The football star Paul Ince is the cousin of the Nigel Benn who also accompanied him during his bouts. Another interesting thing about Nigel Benn is that he is an internationally acclaimed DJ and appeared in many TV shows like “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here”. He was inducted into the World Boxing Council Hall of Hall in 2013.
Born on 22 January 1964 at the home of the Barbados parents in IIford, Greater London, United Kingdom. He was sixth out of seven children his parents have. He hails from the sporting family that consists of Cousin Paul Ince (Footballer), and Nephew Conor Benn (professional boxer). He married Caroline Jackson in 1996. He is the father of two sons Conor Benn & Dominic Benn and three daughters Rene Benn, India Benn and Sade Benn. His son Conor Benn is also a professional boxer who is known with the name of “The Destroyer”. The zodiac sign of Nigel Benn is Aquarius.
Education: As per the numerous sources, he attends the Loxford School of Science and Technology, Greater London and gets graduated from there. According to Nigel, he is below average student in studies.
Nigel Benn Net Worth
The Nigel Benn net worth in 2017 is $21 million US dollars. He had remained part of some of the high-profile matches in the history of professional wrestling that allow him to generate a great amount of money. Presently, he is working as a DJ and often get invited to lots of bigger nightclubs in London. He also published his autobiography named as the Dark Destroyer in 2001, which was a commercial success and help Nigel to receive many royalty checks. Apart from being a boxer and a DJ, he served in the British Army for 4 ½ years in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Also, he also mentors and trains both the amateur as well as professional boxers in Australia.
Nigel Benn Assets
There is nothing proper information about the Nigel Benn car collection presently. However, he was the owner of the Porshe car that gets damaged in the past. According to the multiple sources, he is living in a big house in Sydney, Australia with his family and studies sports coaching and sports development. It has seven bedrooms, two dining rooms, and a big swimming pool.
During his amateur career, he had a record of 41-1 and his only loss came against the Rod Douglas. However, he defeats him later in another fight. He was undefeated between 1982 and 1984 in the welterweight for the First Battalion division. Apart from that, he becomes the ABA Middleweight Champion in 1986.
In 1987, Nigel becomes professional and start a streak that consists of consecutive knockout wins against different opponents. He won the Commonwealth Middleweight Title and WBO Middleweight Champion during his career. Nigel Benn is considered as the greatest super middleweight champion in the history of World Boxing Council who inducted him into Hall of Fame in 2013.
Recently, Nigel Benn was in a war with his former boxer Christopher Eubank on Twitter and states that he is not chasing him to have another highly anticipated bout. Earlier, Christopher challenges him to have one more fight. However, Christopher also hit back and continued the Twitter war. Both of them also argue about their sons in the posts.
He can also be seen regularly at the events of the New South Wales Police Citizens Youth Club. Nigel is the brand ambassador of this organization and often advocates healthy living to the audience.
Nigel Benn is one of the greatest boxers in the history who steps into the squared circle. His dedication and hard work allow him to get so much respect and accomplishments in the boxing. Nigel Benn vs. Chris Eubank fight is remembered as one of the anticipated bouts of the boxing world. He doesn’t stop there and become one of the famous DJs in the United Kingdom and Australia. Nigel is still going strong and coaching many young boxers. We wish him great success in his upcoming life.