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Dean Garnett Ready To Show The World He’s Back In Business By Putting A Beating On Dominique Wooding At ACB 87

Dean Garnett says he's going to show the world why he's one of the best bantamweights in Europe at ACB 87 on May 19.

We are just a matter of days away from ACB 87 and one of the most anticipated bouts on the fight card is the bantamweight clash pitting Dean Garnett (9-2-1) and Dominique Wooding (5-1).

Both men are regarded as some of the finest 135-pounds fighters in Europe and this Saturday they will putting it all on the line at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England.

Garnett is currently riding a two fight losing streak after suffering back-to-back losses to Magomed Magomedov and Anthony Leone last year. Despite the bad run of form, the Liverpudlian explained to MMANytt.com earlier this week that he didn’t regret taking those fights whatsoever and that on May 19, he will using all of his experience to his advantage.

“I don’t regret taking those fights at all,” Garnett said. “I think the fans would agree that if we had those fights again, there’s a strong chance that I would come out the victor. 

“For me it’s now all about moving forward. I think I’ve just been fighting at world level there against Magomedov and Leone. Now I’m going back down to British level and I’m going to use those experiences to put a beating on Dominque Wooding.”

Whilst Garnett is confident he will get his hand raised on Saturday, he’s certainly not overlooking his opponent. Having cross-trained with Wooding and his fellow Team Titan teammates Brad Pickett, Nathaniel Wood etc before, Garnett knows they will be coming with a strong gameplan.

“I think he’s a dangerous opponent and he has a lot of finishes via TKO and,” Garnett said. “He’s southpaw, he’s a good striker and he can strike from both stances. He trains with a really good team so I know he’s good.

“I’m not looking pasting him at all and I think in some areas he provides just as much as a challenge as the guys I’ve been fighting at world level. What he doesn’t bring is that experience. 

“I’m going to capitalize on that and take him to deep waters and show him why I’m one of the top bantamweights in Europe. I’m going to dominate this one from start to finish.”

A win at ACB 87 will certainly put Garnett back on the right track and he’s hoping that he will do it in impressive fashion. Whilst some would be feeling the pressure of having lost two on the bounce, Garnett says that his confidence hasn’t been boosted and that he sees Saturday as a big opportunity to show the world that he’s back in business.

“I think I’m right up there to be honest mate,” Garnett said,” Garnett said. “I don’t think many people would argue with that. I’ve been in the top-5 for the last 5 or six years and I think a win over Magomedov would’ve seen me fight for the ACB title and a win against Leone would’ve seen me sign for the UFC.

“I’m still right up there and I see myself achieving the heights that I know I can and achieving the top level in this sport.

“My confidence is still rock solid and I’m going to show people that I’m back and that I’m one of the best fighters in the UK.”

ACB 87 will be headlined by a featherweight fight pitting Robert Whiteford against Kane Mousah.

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