EXCLUSIVE: Nick Webb reflects on Dave Allen KO loss, open to future rematch

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Nick Webb has outlined what went wrong in his recent defeat to David Allen and tells WBN he’s willing to pursue a rematch with the ‘Doncaster De La Hoya’.

With time to look back on his British title eliminator fight with Allen, in which Webb was taken out with a hammer right hand when clearly ahead on points, the Surrey man reflected on how that final blow ending the contest.

“Yeah I’ve watched the fight over and over again and I keep thinking how did I get caught,” Webb exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I took a shot a bit earlier, the same shot and I felt that it didn’t hurt so I got a bit complacent with myself and dropped my hands a bit too much.

“I got too comfortable and I was winning the fight too easily and that was my mistake, it was my mistake I lost the fight.”

In the first ten round fight of his career, Webb had a short notice of two weeks to prepare and face Allen, who was only announced as his opponent days before the event took place.

Experience seemed to play a key factor in the fight as Allen has been inside the squared circle with the likes of Dillian Whyte, Luis Ortiz and Tony Yoka. 

“I played into that he is a tough man and I thought I’ve never done ten rounds before so it was my inexperience and we obviously only had two weeks notice so my fitness wasn’t up to scratch.

“I felt like I wanted to take my time and not finish him in the first or second round – unless obviously, I needed to.

“It was the plan where I only had two weeks notice and didn’t have the gas tank I normally would have. I didn’t go in all guns blazing.”

Despite admitting he was taking it slow in the fight, Webb produced a very impressive jab which kept Allen at bay for most of the fight and shows with a proper camp there is promise for the future.

 

Allen has already shown interest in a rematch down the line which could take place in 2019, and when asked if a rematch is in his thoughts, Webb replied: “I would love a rematch, definitely a rematch in the future would be great. I would want a decent camp so I can come in on weight.

“There isn’t much that I would do differently, I would go in a bit more harder than I was and try not to get too complacent. It’s not like he was beating me up or anything, he just caught me with that shot,” he concluded.

Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller