A number of retired British boxers have been rumoured with potential returns to the sport in recent days, but how old, is too old?

Nothing quite captures the imagination of the boxing public like the allure of a former champion returning to the ring for one last hurrah, it is the stuff Rocky Balboa’s dreams are made of.

The list of potential bouts seems endless: A third fight between Chris Eubank, 49, and Nigel Benn, 51, Tyson Fury, 27, calling out Lennox Lewis, 50, and Frank Bruno, 54, “considering” a fight with David Haye, 35.

Social media is awash with criticism of almost all of these inactive fighters, with claims they are “too old”.

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