Nathan Heaney knows he can’t overlook Denzel Bentley.
Heaney and Bentley are set to throw down at the AO Arena in Manchester this weekend. It’s a pivotal fight and heading into the bout, Heaney knows he has to be cautious the entire time as he says Bentley has one-shot KO power.
“On our way through, I always knew about Bentley. Some of the opponents I was fighting in the early days had boxed Bentley. I looked at them and he’d stopped them and I hadn’t. You could look at that and think, ‘I know he’s a tough journeyman and he’s stopped him.’ so I know he’s got that danger power with him. We have to see what happens on the night,” Heaney told 32Red.
Heading into the fight, Nathan Heaney is 17-0 and coming off back-to-back wins over Jack Flatley.
Now, ahead of his bout with Denzel Bentley, Heaney is a sizeable +540 underdog but is confident he has the tools to pull off the upset.
“I just think I’m an overall good boxer. I’ve got a good jab, I control distance well and I’ve been boxing for 23 years. I’ve got experience. I’ve been in with everyone,” Heaney said. “I’m a big underdog with the bookies and it’s because he’s fought at a higher level. He has failed at a higher level as well. That makes no difference though. You perform how you perform on the night. They were all different opponents that he had. Linus was a very close fight and one judge had him winning but Bentley’s very good and I know what he can do.”
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