EXCLUSIVE: Dave Allen explains recent training stint with Adam Booth

Briar Schreiber 26/11/2018

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Following a visit to Adam Booth’s London gym, Dave Allen spoke WBN about the possibility of linking up with one of the most sought-after trainers in the sport.

Booth, 49, has coached some British of boxing’s biggest names. A distinguished list that includes David Haye, George Groves, Mick Conlan, Danny Williams, Josh Kelly and Ryan Burnett.

With his profile increasing due to several high-profile appearances on Matchroom Pay-Per-View cards, Allen is weighing up his options.

“It’s a possibility that I’ll go down and train with Booth. But it’s also a possibility that I’ll stay here. And it’s a possibility that I’ll go somewhere else entirely,” the 26-year-old exclusively explained to World Boxing News.

“As of now, nothing is set in stone. We’ll see how we get on. It was basically a test to see how we’d work together in the gym and how we like each other outside of the gym as well.

“I’m not sure if it’s going to be full time or not, but it’s something that’s a definite possibility,” he added.


After suffering defeat to Olympic gold medallist Tony Yoka last June, Allen has turned his 2018 around, winning three fights in four months.

The standout of the trio being stunning shock knockout victory against the previously undefeated Nick Webb.

But winning isn’t enough for the ‘White Rhino’, who cites a poor performance against Argentine Ariel Bracamonte last time out as food for thought, despite emerging victorious late on. Plus, an early victory over Samir Nebo into the bargain.

“My last two performances kind of prompted me to have a look around,” said the PPV regular. “Obviously, I’ve been with the same trainer for a long time now.

“But sometimes one man doesn’t always work for a fighter. Maybe I need something different, a different environment to train in.

“The buck has to stop with me, though. I’m the one who has to go out and run in the morning. It’s up to me, no one else.

“And it’s up to me to change,” concluded Allen.

James Copley is a Staff Writer for World Boxing News. Follow James on Twitter @JamesCopley73