Epitomising why the clashes at Matchroom Fight Camp have attracted elevated levels of attention and intrigue, Nathan Bennett’s opening show battle with Dalton Smith pits together two highly-touted prospects.
Just after taking his first fight week COVID test, Bennett revealed to BBTV that he instigated the bout with Smith and is ready to thrive as the underdog.
He also affirmed his belief that the one narrow blemish on his record against Ben Ridings played a key role in the Smith camp accepting the contest.
On the significance of the opportunity ahead, he added: “This could change my life – I beat him on Saturday night and I’m getting signed with Eddie Hearn. I’m in great shape and I have trained so hard for this fight.
“I have two kids at home and this could change my life, this is what I got into boxing for, fights like this. I used to watch the fights on Sky, the like of Tony Bellew and the Smiths, who are from Liverpool like me, and now I’m here doing it, it’s a dream come true.
“I’m coming to spoil the party, on Saturday night, as soon as that bell goes, I don’t care if he has been a GB boxer of this that or whatever, I’m just going to go in there and do my thing.”