Dave Allen vs Lucas Browne result: ‘White Rhino’ knocks out former champion with beautiful third-round body shot


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.

Dave Allen won by third-round KO

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.

Lucas Browne started the fight well

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.

Darren Barker celebrated with Dave Allen after the win

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.

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“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.”