Dave Allen vs Lucas Browne result: ‘White Rhino’ knocks out former champion with beautiful third-round body shot
Dave Allen achieved a career best win by knocking out Lucas Browne in three rounds on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.
The popular heavyweight endured a tough opening six minutes before planting home a peach of a left hook to the former WBA ‘regular’ champion’s liver, leaving him crumbled on the canvas.
The first round was a positive session from both men.
Browne appeared to have the more success, finding a consistent home for his jab, which surprised some observers.
In his last fight, the Australian struggled to beat tough journeyman Kamil Sokolowski and many thought he was finished.
However, by the second he looked well in control, landing multiple uppercuts on a nervous Allen.
As the third round began, the ‘White Rhino’ kicked into life and smashed home a violent uppercut of his own, appearing to break ‘Big Daddy’s’ nose.
Dave Allen then slipped a return shot and found an exceptional left hook, drilling it into his opponent’s body.
There was no getting up for Lucas Browne, meaning that an ecstatic Allen could celebrate wildly with Darren Barker, Eddie Hearn and the rest of his team.
In his post fight interview, the Doncaster man explained: “Main eventing is one thing, but I needed to win, I had to win.
“I’ve won now, I’ve beaten a former heavyweight champion at the O2, I want more now.
“He’s not what he was obviously, but it’s a very good win.
“The left hook to the body was beautiful. I was fit, I could do 12 rounds.
“He’s a very good boxer, it’s underrated his boxing skill, but I knew he’d slow down.
“If I can get you to my pace, I’ll beat you.
“I’m unbeatable at a snail’s pace.”
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When asked who he wants next, Allen joked: “Being realistic, I’d like Anthony Joshua on June 1.”
He then replied: “David Price, Dereck Chisora, anyone at all.”
On the undercard, Dereck Chisora beat Senad Gashi on points in a lacklustre affair.
There was also wins earlier in the night for Joe Cordina, Josh Kelly and Conor Benn.
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