Exclusive: Dave Allen open to Sam Sexton vacant British title bout

Lawrence Lustig

UK contender Dave Allen has informed WBN that he would be interested in fighting Sam Sexton for the newly-vacated British heavyweight title once his appearance in Hull on February 25 is in the books.

The 24 year-old Yorkshireman bids to put two high-profile losses behind him next month after losing out to former belt holder Dillian Whyte, who vacated this week, and world contender Luis Ortiz in the second half of 2016.

Opponents are currently being sought for Allen’s return, plus ‘The White Rhino’ would need to get back to winning ways in order to contest the belt should Sexton agree to a meeting in the late spring or summer.

“I have a few fights lined up to get ready for a crack at the British title, but if the opportunity comes up sooner than later I will take it,” Allen exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I’d be very confident of knocking Sexton out,” he added.

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Asked whether he would be able to convince the British Board to put him forward ahead of the likes of Gary Cornish, Nick Webb and Nathan Gorman, Allen is adamant his recent resume would speak for itself.

“Only I have decent wins in the last twelve to eighteen months out of all those names, but right now I’m focused on Hull.

“I have to get the win and then we will see if Sexton will take it after that. I reckon he will fancy beating me though so it could happen.”