Benn back in business

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Nigel Benn yesterday ended one of the shortest retirements in history while dismissing any chance of a third fight against Chris Eubank.

"There's no grudge match between me and Eubank. It will never happen," the 32-year-old Benn said. "I'm not going to go out a loser," he added. "I still have it in me. I'm hungry to go back. I feel naked without my belt."

Benn is being lined up to challenge Ireland's World Organisation champion, Steve Collins, in late June, probably in England. There will be no warm-up bouts following his World Council title defeat to "Sugar Boy" Malinga in Newcastle 26 days ago, after which he announced his retirement.

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