Boxing: Collins makes Benn an offer

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Nigel Benn, who lost his World Council title to "Sugar Boy" Malinga in Newcastle on Saturday and announced his retirement from the ring, has been invited to fight for the World Organisation super-middleweight title by the holder, Steve Collins.

Collins, who defends his title against Neville Brown in Millstreet on Saturday, knows that a fight against Benn would be far more financially worthwhile than a meeting with Malinga.

Collins said: "I still want to meet Nigel in the ring and I think as a challenger we would see the old Nigel, but he's not taking my title."