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Exclusive: Dave Allen explains David Price fight offer for Oct 15

Phil Jay 28/09/2016

Lawrence Lustig

British heavyweight contender Dave Allen is ready to return to the ring earlier than expected following an offer to battle David Price on the Tony Bellew v BJ Flores undercard.

After suffering his first loss against Dillian Whyte in July, Allen announced his decision to take some time away from boxing to sort out personal issues, but could be fighting again in Liverpool within weeks, according to the tough Yorkshireman.

“I was asked if I would take the David Price fight yesterday,” Allen exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I was told how much they were willing to pay and how many rounds, so to me it sounds like a goer for October 15 at the Echo Arena and I’m just waiting to hear back.”

On his own situation and how fight-ready he is, Allen added: “To be honest, I wasn’t looking to be boxing anytime soon but then this opportunity kind of came up. I was told it could be possible and I agreed I would take the fight if David could be talked into it.

“To me, it’s a huge fight and one I believe I can win with the styles we both have,” he said.

Price, 33, is set to embark on his second comeback fight of the year this weekend when the ‘Big Horrible Heavyweight’ appears on the Juergen Braehmer v Nathan Cleverly undercard in Germany.

That stay-busy bout would then potentially lead to a clash with Allen a fortnight later – before a planned contest on the massive Anthony Joshua event in Manchester on November 26.

An upset win for Allen against Price on Merseyside could mean the ‘White Rhino’ earns that spot for himself.

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