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Boxing legend comes to Ilkley

Nigel Benn and Ali Allawa, Owner of The Courtyard:

Nigel Benn is making a special appearance at The Courtyard, Ilkley this October, when fans will be able to meet the boxing icon, free of charge.

The former WBO and WBC champion will be at the venue on Sunday 29th October between 12-3pm.

The Courtyard will be giving people the opportunity to not only meet the ‘Dark Destroyer’, but to also have a picture taken and bring along their own merchandise to be signed. Entry is free and booking is not essential unless fans would like to guarantee a table for food and drink, before or after.

Although there is no obligation, there will also be further opportunities to buy unique pieces of signed merchandise on the day. In addition, those wanting to make the occasion extra special can sign up for a VIP package which includes a private meet and greet, professional photo and frame, signed glove, and two course meal with fizz reception. All this will take place in the upstairs function room, prior to the main event.

Ali Allawa, The Courtyard Owner said “We are delighted to welcome Nigel Benn who is without doubt a true British sporting legend to Ilkley. This is our first event of this kind, and we hope to bring many more unique opportunities for our customers to meet their sporting heroes. Nigel is a fantastic character who always has time for his fans and having worked with Nigel on many occasions, I can promise this will be a day to remember.”

For further information about the VIP package or to book a table, contact The Courtyard via email at or call 01943 609606. Website:


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