Dave Allen is predicting a four-round shoot-out with David Price when the pair meet in a huge domestic heavyweight showdown.
Allen v Price was confirmed on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s clash with unbeaten rival Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London on July 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Sunday.
Immediately, Allen outlined that the contest would be over quickly.
“This is the fight that I’ve wanted for years,” said Allen. “I wanted it three years ago but it probably wasn’t the right fight for me at the time.
“Now it’s the right time for me and it’s the biggest domestic fight out there. There may be other fighters out there that are better than us but I think me and Pricey have two of the biggest fanbases in the UK.
“We’re both really exciting fighters and we can both punch, either of us could end it with one shot. It’s a great fight and one that I’m really excited to be involved in. This won’t go past four rounds.
“I’m going to try and outbox him. I’m going to try and take him out with one shot as early as possible. I want to beat him in the first two or three rounds while he’s still fresh and at his best.
“His game plan will be to try and knock me out within the first few rounds so the fans will love it.
“A win over Price would put me one fight away from a World title shot. It puts me in the shop window for the Joseph Parkers and Alexander Povetkins of this World.
“On the back of three victories then Lucas Browne and David Price I believe that I’m ready for a top ten Heavyweight and that for me is a final eliminator for a World title fight.”
Allen (17-4-2, 14KOs) stopped former WBA World Champion in three rounds at the Greenwich venue earlier this month. He floored the Australian with a crunching body shot to claim a stunning victory in his first ever main event fight.
‘White Rhino’ has taken his career to new heights after four straight stoppage wins and the hugely-popular Doncaster man believes that another win over Liverpudlian Price could earn him a shot at one of the top ten Heavyweights in the World.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn is salivating at the prospect of watching these two British punchers collide.
“This is a big domestic clash and a complete 50-50 Heavyweight match up,” said Hearn. “Dave Allen’s story has touched sports fans all over the country and he returns to The O2 after his epic KO of Lucas Browne.
“We all know David Price inside out – a huge puncher but also vulnerable at times. He’s coming off two solid wins and wants another major Worldwide name in the division.
“I have no idea who will get the job done but I cannot wait to see it unfold on a huge night at The O2. Don’t blink!”
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