Mark Bennett insists he has seen flaws in Alen Babic and believes the pair will engage in a fan-friendly affair at Fight Camp on Saturday.
‘The Savage’ has blown through all seven of his opponents, most recently stopping Damian Chambers in three rounds in June, but ‘Bad News’ believes he will be more effective than his previous foes, having had ample time to prepare and hopes victory will see him signed by a promoter.
“I do think that I’ve got a bit of an advantage over his previous opponents,” Bennett said on a media Zoom conference call on Tuesday.
“For one, I’ve had seven weeks’ notice. I’ve been at it for the last seven weeks in the gym training hard. I’m bigger as well. I’ll tell you the truth – I’m there to fight.
“I’m turning up on Saturday night to actually have a fight. I’m not just turning up to take a payday. We’re going to have a good tear up.
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“I know he’s had seven fights. He’s doing alright. I don’t think he has given any of his opponents decent notice.
“I just think he’s been pulling people off the settee. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s got good stock.
“When I win it will raise my stock massively. I want to be active. Hopefully I get signed to someone and we can go from there and get some bigger fights on a decent platform. That’s the dream.”
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 6, 2021
The Doncaster resident has not fought since reaching the final of Ultimate Boxxer in December 2019, where he was beaten by Nick Webb, who is also on the bill as looks to dethrone Fabio Wardley to become English heavyweight champion.
Babic has predicted a knock out victory inside the first two rounds, however Bennett believes he can be hurt and is aiming to meet the Croatian head on in the gardens of Matchroom HQ.
“If you’ve watched any of my fights, I’m probably the same type of fighter as Babic,” the 33-year-old added.
“We’re probably just going to meet in the middle and stand and trade.
I’m not going to take a backwards step, and I say that with my hand on my heart. It will be a good fight.
“In his fights that I’ve seen he has been tagged a few times. I think that he’s got flaws.”