Former boxer Michael Watson made a special visit to Watford last night.

The former boxing champion was seen dining at the newly opened restaurant The Florist on the evening of Thursday (June 6).

He seemed impressed by the food and said: “What a beautiful restaurant and amazing food. My business manager and good friend Brendan O’Connor took us along to see David Morbin (the manager and Bren’s best man).

"What a wonderful place. We’ll be back soon!"

David Morbin, general manager at The Florist, who had dinner with the boxing legend said: "I knew Brendan (Michael's business manager) and invited him and he said he was going to bring Michael with him.

"Meeting him was incredible. He's such a nice gentleman. His carer Lenny and him were such nice people. I was asking him questions about his boxing career... just to hear it from him himself.

"He's a lovely gentleman and I'd love to have him back."

The retired boxer held the British Commonwealth middleweight title from 1989 to 1991 and challenged three times for a world title between 1990 and 1991.

But his career was cut short after he suffered a near-fatal injury in a fight against Chris Eubank for the world middleweight title in 1991. He suffered brain injuries and required six life-saving brain operations and was in a coma for 40 days, according to The Telegraph.