07/31/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/31/2020 10:07
talkSPORT's new boxing documentary series 'Fight of My Life' will air from Sunday at 9-10pm.
In the series, talkSPORT boxing regulars Russ Williams and Spencer Oliver speak to legendary fighters about one fight that defined their career.
In the first episode, Nigel Benn discusses his bout with Gerald McClellan who suffered a severe brain injury following the fight.
Benn told the show: ''I didn't even actually think about his gum shield hanging out. I actually just felt like I was just coming forward like a robot.
'When I came out of the ring, they put me in a room, checked me over, and I remember I went over into his room, and I kissed his hand and I said I'm sorry.
'My emotions were going up and down up and down crying - it was the worst feeling in the world, it really was the worst feeling.'
Benn also discussed his church work in Australia and helping people with drug and sex addiction and depression 'I would even put it above me winning world titles that's how much I love the job that I've got.'
Other boxing legends interviewed in the series include former WBA and lineal featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan, former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion Steve Collins and the longest reigning world cruiserweight champion of all time, Johnny Nelson, as they relive their defining moments in the ring.
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: 'This hard-hitting and incredibly personal documentary series will look at what made these boxing greats the champions they became. From our popular Fight Night programme to covering the biggest fights across the network talkSPORT has form when it comes to boxing and we look ahead to British boxing's Heavyweight super-fight between Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce in October. Whether it's our live fight night coverage or in-depth programming, talkSPORT's boxing schedule packs a punch.'