Nigel Benn claims he rejected an offer from his great rival Chris Eubank to fight in an exhibition bout.
Benn and Eubank shared one of the biggest rivalries in British boxing history with half-a-billion television viewers watching one of their fights.
And 48-year-old Benn claims Eubank called him to try and tempt him into one final rematch.
Benn said: “We can’t have an exhibition, I said “look bye Chris”, because me and Chris aren’t like this.”
The feud began in 1990 when Eubank shocked Benn to take his WBO middleweight title.
They had a rematch in 1993. The fight ended in a draw in front of over 42,000 fans at Old Trafford football stadium.
Speaking at a Wraith Promotions event at Hedworth Hall Benn claims that because of their history the fight could not go ahead.
He said: “With Chris it just goes another level, you’re going through all that emotion again and I can’t do that no more.
“His kids are all grown up, my kids are small, he is on his own so he can do what he wants but I have a family I have to bring up the right way.”
But, the former world middleweight and super middleweight champion is excited for another British comeback story.
He said: “The person that really excites me is Ricky Hatton, if I could body punch like Ricky Hatton I would still be world champion.
Benn is also impressed by heavyweight David Price, whose is developing a British boxing feud of his own with Tyson Fury.
Benn said: “He just looks a different class, fast, accurate and 6ft 8”. He will give the Klitschkos a hard fight.”