Big test for local lad Allen

David Allen
David Allen

CONISBROUGH heavyweight David Allen is braced to take on a big challenge on Saturday night.

Allen’s second professional outing sees him pitched in with Hungarian twenty stoner Laszlo Peczeli (W4, L3, D1) at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium.

By heavyweight standards Allen, pictured right, is not big at all, and he is likely to be giving away around four stone on the night.

Allen’s relatively unfazed about that but is promising to enter the fight with an air of caution after seeing British heavyweight hope David Price knocked out in Liverpool over the weekend.

“He’s a big boy but I think he’s there to be taken out,” said the fighter, nicknamed the ‘White Rhino’.

“I won’t be going looking for it but I believe it will come.

“I had been calling the Price knockout for weeks but it was still a bit of a shock when it happened.

“It makes you worry about yourself and whether it might happen to you.”

Allen, aged 20, does not want his chin to have to be tested until much later on in his career.

“As a twenty stone lad he’s going to be hitting hard,” he said.

“I’d rather not get hit, and then when the time comes prove that I can take a shot.

“I want it to be untested for as long as possible.

“I pride myself on not getting hit and I want that to continue.”

Denaby Main boxer Adam Jones was brave in his weekend loss on the David Price undercard.

Trainer Dave Hulley said: “Neil Perkins is a two-time senior ABA champion and he was just a bit too good for Adam.

“He couldn’t really get a foothold in the fight but he was never hurt.”

Jones will fight in the home corner at Doncaster Racecourse on March 8.

Conisbrough cruiserweight Arron Boyce looks for his first pro win on the same bill.