David Price explains why he’s not looking to land big early on David Allen
‘Big Horrible Heavyweight’ David Price looks to put his controversial last fight behind him when he takes on David Allen on July 20 in London.
Price (24-6, 19KOs) returned to winning ways with a TKO victory over Hatfield’s Tom Little last December. He then recorded a win over Kash Ali at The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool after being bit twice during a controversial fight that ended in Ali’s disqualification.
The former British and Commonwealth Champion is determined to prove that he still has plenty left in the tank. Price is all too aware that nothing less than a win on July 20 will suffice as he looks to throw his name into the Heavyweight World mix once more.
“It’s a great fight and it’s come at a good time for the both of us,” said Price. “It’s a fight that will capture a lot of people’s interest. Dave Allen has got a good following and I’ve got a good following myself. It’s going to be an interesting night that’s for sure.
“Dave is a durable fighter and he’s on a good winning streak. His last fight was a great win so he’ll be coming into this one with his tail up but I’ve won my last two fights as well. It’s going to be explosive. It’s two big punchers and it might be a matter of who lands first.”
The 6ft 9ins Scouser is pitted against the current UK man of the moment in Allen. With a granite chin and plenty of charisma, Allen is a much-loved figure on British soil.
With only one stoppage loss on his record, Allen won’t be easy to blast out in the opening exchanges, as Price explained.
“Dave is known for his toughness so it won’t be a good idea for me to go out there and try to land a big one early,” he said.
“It’s about me trying to use my attributes to my advantage. It’s two completely different types of fighters and two different sized men. I’m a lot bigger than Dave Allen, that can be a good thing or a bad thing.
“It’s a massive fight. I think me and Dave Allen have been slated to fight a couple of times in the past. It hasn’t happened for whatever reason but this time there are big upsides for the winner.
“There’s a hell of a lot on the line which makes for an intriguing fight,” added Price.