Recently retired heavyweight Dave Allen is favouring underdog Joe Joyce to upset the odds and topple Daniel Dubois in Saturday night’s titanic heavyweight showdown.
‘Dynamite’ Dubois, 23, has been widely tipped to stop Rio Olympics silver medallist Joyce, 35, at Church House, Westminster, tonight, but Doncaster favourite Allen believes many are overlooking the ‘Juggernaut’s’ greater seasoning and amateur pedigree.
In Allen’s view, Joyce is the man to beat though BetFred has the Putney heavy as a 13/5 outsider tonight.
“It is an outstanding fight and it is the best fight between two British fighters for as long as I can remember,” Allen told Talksport. “This fight is so much bigger than Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte was in 2015.
“Dubois is a nailed on future heavyweight champion of the world but, in saying that, I still favour Joe Joyce to beat him. Joe goes into the fight as a favourite for me.
“Daniel has passed the eye test but has not won the medals and got the experience that Joe has as an amateur. Joe has got the best win as a pro in Bryant Jennings, so I favour Joe.
“But anything in that fight would not be a surprise. It is an absolutely brilliant fight.”