EXCLUSIVE: Dave Allen open to David Price, Daniel Dubois for British title
Dave Allen has outlined his two preferred opponents as David Price and Daniel Dubois were he to fight for the British heavyweight title.
Hughie Fury currently holds the heavyweight version of the Lonsdale belt. But with a final eliminator for the IBF title slated in this month against Kubrat Pulev, he will most likely vacate the belt.
There is a plethora of fighters in the British heavyweight scene vying for domestic supremacy, and amongst that group sits Allen.
Allen has a fight lined up against Samir Nebo next weekend in Newcastle. ‘The Doncaster De La Hoya’ has already outlined his intentions to land a big fight against Lucas Browne.
Prior to that, Allen has made it no secret the British title is one he covets.
“A lot depends on what happens with Hughie Fury and whether or not he vacates. Obviously, Joe Joyce has the Commonwealth title, he might vacate that (Joyce since has vacated the belt),” Allen exclusively told World Boxing News.
One name he is often linked with is David Price, but ‘The White Rhino’ is keeping his options open.
“So with David Price, we will have to see what happens. It depends on how he comes back from the Sergey Kuzmin fight,” said Allen.
“I’m not shying away from the Dubois fight either, that’s a fight that interests me as well. Lucas Browne is the number one fight that I want; Shannon Briggs is another fight I’d take.
“There are so many fights out there; if the timing and the money are correct I’d fight anyone.”
Dubois is still in the early stages of his career, and improving with every fight, and Allen realistically thinks he would have to tackle him sooner rather than later.
“I think he’ll go on to have a tremendous career. If I’m going to fight him, it would have to be sharpish. I would want it in the next 12-18 months because he’s getting better all the time.
“Those kind of fights and challenges are out there, and the Dubois fight interests me if it was for the British title.”
Another man in the domestic mix is Nathan Gorman, who is a friend of Allen’s. But even that wouldn’t stop him trading leather for the prestigious Lord Lonsdale belt.
“I tend not to mention Nathan because he is my friend and I do think a lot of him. But I’d fight Nathan for the British title.
“I’d fight anyone for the British title, but as a preference Price or Dubois would be ideal,” Allen stated.
The 26-year-old is riding the crest of a wave at the minute since his spectacular fourth-round knockout of Nick Webb in July.
Should he come through his fight next week, the popular Matchroom star will have some exciting nights ahead in 2019.
Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93