Matthew Dixon is predicting a thrilling victory over Jacob Shepard at Almighty Fighting Championship 33 in Barnsley.
The Barnsley Metrodome will play host to the stellar card. Fans attending to support their friends or family can expect to be treated to well-matched amateur and professional action.
Prior to making the walk against Jacob Shepard for the Almighty FC amateur middleweight title bout, Dixon gave us a teaser of what to expect and how he expects the fight to unfold.
Matthew Dixon Expects Thrilling Victory at Almighty FC 33
Matthew, you’re back out there again in a few weeks and continue to remain active. Talk to me about your activity. Has the goal always been to try and gain as much experience as possible regardless of the result? How’s the body holding up?
The main reason I’m so active is just that I enjoy fighting. I just get bored when I don’t have a fight coming up. My body is holding up well, and I’m enjoying the move up to middleweight as I don’t have to worry about cutting any significant amount of weight.
Talk to me about how this fight came together. I believe your opponent, Jacob Shepard, was originally scheduled to face somebody else. Did you get the call and put your name in the hat?
I messaged Ray as soon as I saw that he needed a title fight replacement and never hesitated for a moment. It’s a great opportunity for me, and I’m really looking forward to it.
If so, have you consistently been in the gym? How’s the sharpness, cardio, and everything that comes with taking on a fight with a couple of weeks’ notice?
I’m always in the gym year-round. I don’t take much damage in my fights, so I’ve been able to go from camp to camp without much time off between fights.
Dixon Talks Last Outing
Last month at SFC 1, you were handed your first defeat since your loss to Fraser Patterson on your debut. Talk to me: how do you evaluate that fight now, what went wrong, and how do you plan on correcting that at Almighty FC 33 on Nov. 25?
I believe that the main issue in my last fight was in the grappling, as I didn’t get away with as much as I do at welterweight, and I needed to be more technically efficient in some exchanges. All issues in the fight have been addressed and worked on.
How much time have you digested looking into Jacob’s previous two fights? He doesn’t like leaving it in the judge’s hands. From what you’ve seen, what do you think? Is he bringing anything to the cage you’ve not seen before?
He is an exciting opponent. I respect the skills he brings, but I believe I have what it takes to win this fight.
You know the readers love an official prediction. How do you get the job done next Saturday at AFC 33?
I believe I win via finish in the later rounds after a very exciting fight.