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Dave ‘Papi PPV’ Allen returns to heavyweight spotlight, allays fears

Heavyweight Dave Allen says he can defeat Frazer Clarke on Saturday night due to experiencing the Olympian’s power in sparring.

“The Doncaster De La Hoya” returns to Pay Per View this weekend for the first time in years. He takes on what most see as a mammoth task for a fighter without any top-level fights for four years.

Fans took to social media when the clash was announced for the undercard of Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr 2. Many remember the beating Allen took at the hands of David Price in 2019.

Price gruelingly battered Allen into a ten-round submission, leaving “Papi PPV” needed medical attention.

After years out of the spotlight, Allen returns to another exciting fight on the Manchester bill.

Dave Allen vs Frazer Clarke

Allen will look for a huge upset on Saturday night. However, he knows his task is tricky, even though he is confident of victory.

“I’ve known him a very long time. I’ve known him since 2012. We’ve done a lot of rounds together [in sparring]. I know what he’s capable of,” insisted Allen. “He’s a very good fighter.

“I’ve been out for a long time [four fights in four years]. I know it’s a difficult ask for me, but I expect to win. I wouldn’t be here if not.”

Clarke, 7-0 as a professional, was last out in June. He dominated Mariusz Wach over ten rounds to secure a unanimous decision and looks to continue his winning ways.

Heavyweight task

The Briton believes he can put it on Allen during the early stages.

“I come to win fights and have my hand raised at the end. My job is to land more leather on Dave Allen than he lands on me.”

‘Big Fraze’ also responded to Allen’s claims he is the better boxer. He added: “Dave outboxing me is like me saying that I’m going to become an underwear model for Calvin Klein. I can’t see it happening.”

Olympic bronze medallist Clarke is a huge favorite to defeat Allen.

Also on the card, undefeated prospect Adam Azim takes on his toughest challenge in 23-1 Aram Fanyan. Although Azim has only eight professional fights under his belt, he is relishing the challenge.

The 21-year-old said: “I’m treating every single fight like a world title fight. I’ve got to take fights like this to develop myself.

“I feel like my confidence has doubled up. This will be the best performance you have ever seen in your life.”

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