24
Sep
2020

Price v Allen an option as Joshua’s UK title is declared vacant

Phil Jay 14/04/2016
David Price

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The likes of David Price, Dave Allen, Gary Cornish and Dillian Whyte will be on the alert after the British Boxing Board of Control announced that their heavyweight title is now vacant.

Following Anthony Joshua’s world title triumph against Charles Martin on April 9 in London, the Lonsdale Belt at 200 pounds plus is up for grabs for the rest of the field to compete for.

A recently discussed clash between Price and Allen immediately springs to mind as a possibility for the vacant belt as Whyte is yet to return from his loss to Joshua in December of last year.

Cornish may throw his name into the hat, although with Price and Allen are already thought to be on the radar to face each other, having the BBBofC approve that contest for the vacant strap seems a viable option.

The likes of Hughie Fury and David Haye are now beyond British level, whilst Sam Sexton is the only fighter in sufficient form, plus it’s a little too early for knockout specialist Nick Webb.

Options are to be considered by the Board over the next couple of weeks with a formal announcement to be made at the next meeting early next month.

Eddie Hearn and Sauerland could well make something public before then.