With Hughie Fury set to battle his way through Kubrat Pulev on October 27 in an eliminator for the IBF heavyweight title; this leaves a cluster of British heavyweights salivating and seething with the alluring prospect of challenging for the British title.
One heavyweight scrapper in particular who is ravenously hungry to claim the belt is none other than, Dave “White Rhino” Allen.
Allen is a 6ft 3″ and 17 stone scrapping warrior who would equally trade leather with any heavyweight within the division on twelve hours notice or a jam-packed arena with a fully prepared twelve weeks camp.
Essentially, Dave Allen is a man who is prepared to fight anyone, anywhere at any time, and more importantly, following his recent victory over Nick Webb; Allen believes he is next in line for British title contention.
In an interview with WBN, Allen expresses his opinions on Hughie Fury vacating the British title, the calibre of past opponents that have equipped him with the necessary experience that aligns him in good stead to become a British champion at this stage in his young career.
“I’m willing to box anybody, really. Over ten, twelve rounds I’m willing to box anyone at British level,” Allen exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I’ll never say no to a fight and have been in with the big names like Dillian Whyte and Lui Ortiz, but people don’t realise I’d never had the experience beforehand going into those fights. But, things are starting to come together now and I fully expect to win a British or Commonwealth title.”
Until just last month, Dave Allen was considering throwing in towel on his boxing career; should he have lost to fellow heavyweight brit, Nick Webb. However, an explosive over the top right in round four whammed into Nick Webb like a freight train as a lash of sweat whipped from his crown and he crashed into the ropes, suffering a chilling knockout.
Moving forward – Allen believes his time for glory is just around the corner.
“I’ve just won an eliminator so if Hughie Fury vacates the title, I should be one of the two challengers, I imagine. I’m happy where I am now and happy to just to sit on my victory, wait, get a few steady wins and box for a British title. I feel the British title is really within my grasp. I’m just waiting for the board to mandate the two challengers.”
Dave Allen will box on Matchroom’s event, October 13, showcased at Newcastle’s Metro Arena, aired live by Sky Sports.
Daniel Smith is a contributor to World Boxing News. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanielS11645001