NEWCASTLE-born light welterweight Chad ‘‘Hollywood’’ Bennett will retire from boxing if he fails to defend his interim WBO Oriental light welterweight title and vacant WBO Asia Pacific light welterweight title tomorrow against the immovable James Armah.
Should he be successful, Bennett has set his sights on undefeated Cesar Cuenca or a potential blockbuster at the Entertainment Centre against Anthony Mundine.
These plans will mean nothing should Hollywood fail to beat Armah at Newcastle Panthers tomorrow night.
‘‘If I am unsuccessful this Friday night I will retire,’’ he said.
Ghanaian-born James Armah or ‘‘Bukom Fire’’ plans to end the career of 39-year-old Bennett and is confident of victory.
‘‘This fight means a lot to me, I have definitely come to win,’’ Armah told the Herald.
Armah also plans to inflict some embarrassment on Bennett in front of his home-town fans and his trainer believes that he has never seen Bukom Fire more determined.
Both fighters are confident ahead of the clash, but both are taking a different approach.
Armah plans to end the fight within the first five rounds while Bennett believes that the longer the fight goes, the better it will be for him. This is largely due Armah’s performance of 15 years without being knocked out.