Dave Allen vs David Price officially announced for Dillian Whyte undercard, July 20 in London
Dave Allen will fight David Price in a heavyweight clash on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas.
The bout will take place on July 20 at London’s O2 Arena following Allen’s win over Lucas Browne and Price’s bizarre triumph against Kash Ali.
“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 and 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.”
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Price replied: “It’s a great fight and it’s come at a good time for the both of us. 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.
“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. 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 and it hasn’t happened for whatever reason but this time there’s big upsides for the winner. There’s a hell of a lot on the line which makes for an intriguing fight.”
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