Boxing: Benn misses Board hearing

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Nigel Benn failed to appear before the British Boxing Board of Control yesterday to be questioned over an alleged night-club incident in London. But he is unlikely to face any action because he confirmed his retirement after Saturday's defeat by Steve Collins.

The Board admitted they no longer have jurisdiction over Benn, whose corner pulled him out of his world super-middleweight title fight at the end of the sixth round. The night-club incident involved the 32-year-old and an alleged assault, but there has been no police prosecution.

Benn would almost certainly be asked to appear again if he wanted to return to boxing in another capacity as a manager or trainer.

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