The pair clashed in an excellent contest last year, with Farooq coming out the winner over the ten rounds distance. Allan opened up on what had changed since the last contest.
The brash North Lanarkshire man said, “Training’s going absolutely amazing, and yes I’m actually training for this one this time!
“I’m training under the watchful eye of Lawrence Murphy his dad Mick as well as my brother Sam, and I have linked up with Mark Dickson who’s doing all my strength and conditioning. I have a really good and positive team around me.”
Allan continued as he elaborated on how fatherhood has changed his perception coming into the November 23 clash.
The Scottish Bantamweight Champion said, “Becoming a father is absolutely amazing. It’s a better feeling than any fight I’ve ever won before and it outshines every title I’ve ever won.
“It’s lovely to come home after a hard days training and work to come home to see my little princess smile makes it the whole lot easier!”
Allan has bounced back since his defeat to Farooq, recording an impressive decision victory over imported opposition last June. The ‘Title taker’ assessed how the pair had changed in the ring since they last clashed and gave his prediction for the fight.
The Motherwell FC supporter stated, “Both of us have come on since our last scrap but me becoming a father will be the biggest change and only for the better!
“I’m not fighting for myself anymore it’s all for my little girl what more motivation do you need? None! Anytime my alarm goes off in the morning usually I’d snooze it 3/4 times but not anymore!
“I’m confident of emerging with the victory on November 23. It will definitely be revenge not repeat!”