Showtime’s replays of ‘Britain’s Best’ good way to spend a Thursday night

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Showtime Championship Boxing this month will continue its 30th anniversary celebration with a series of Thursday-night replays entitled “Britain’s Best” that will air on Showtime Extreme.

A total of five fights will be shown, the first of which will be the rematch between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank that took place in October 1993 in England. It was a super middleweight title bout that ended in a draw and took place in front of about 42,000. They first tangled in a middleweight title fight in November 1990, Benn stopping Eubank in the ninth round in England.

That will air Sept. 1.

The other four fights are Prince Naseem HamedTom “Boom Boom” Johnson (Sept. 8), Ricky HattonKostya Tszyu (Sept. 18), Joe CalzagheJeff Lacy (Sept. 25) and Carl FrochJermain Taylor (Sept. 29).


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