Popular British heavyweight Dave Allen has fought some of the biggest names in boxing but has failed to ever gain much momentum, often coming out on the losing side of entertaining and high-profile bouts.
He most recently made a welcome return to the ring to take on Olympic medalist Frazer Clarke. The fight ended in odd circumstances after a series of low blows from Clarke, who had two points deducted and says Allen ‘deserved an Oscar’ for his performance.
After facing the likes of Dillian Whyte, Luis Ortiz, Lucas Brown, Tony Yoka, and David Price, and then building a series of four wins on low-profile small hall shows, the loss means the Doncaster man’s record now sits at 21-6-2.
This led many to question whether or not ‘The White Rhino’ has the desire to fight on.
Allen responded to this on his Instagram in the wake of the most recent loss, saying that he will ‘of course’ carry on.
“Jim White rang me earlier on withheld number and said can I interview you for talksport and before I had chance to actually work out if it was Jim White and not winding me up he asked if I was going to box again, and my answer to him and everyone else who has asked me, of course I am.”
At the right level, Allen still has plenty to give and lifting the British title for the first time represents a goal for the popular fighter before he does ultimately retire.