Dave the brave

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HEAVYWEIGHT hope David Allen will follow up his 55 second win at the weekend with an appearance on Amir Khan’s undercard next month.

Conisbrough boxer Allen smashed through Hungarian Laszlo Peczeli on Saturday night at the Don Valley Stadium and his next appearance is scheduled to be just down the road at the Motorpoint Arena on April 27.

Allen, aged 20, is signed up to promoter Dennis Hobson, who now works in conjunction with California-based Khan with their enterprise Super Fight Promotions.

Khan will take on Julio Diaz in the main event that also sees the debuts of Khan’s younger brother Haroon, a Commonwealth games medallist, and Anthony Ogogo, who won bronze at London 2012.

Allen is hopeful of announcing himself on the night with another explosive win.

“It’s a big stage for me to be boxing on and I’ll be desperate to make a big impression on the night,” he said.

“The guy said to me afterwards that he’s been in with an Olympic quarter-finalist and Gary Cornish, who they rate highly in Scotland, and that I punched ten times harder than both of them.

“That’s nice to hear especially because I’m only 20 and the other lads he’d fought are more developed than I am.”

Once Allen realised that the Budapest import had little to offer he showed a killer instinct to put him down with two right hands.

“I had nine out of ten of my amateur opponents down and the power is definitely there,” stated Allen.

“They were heavy shots that caught him the second time and there wasn’t a chance he was going to get up.

“I feel stronger later on in fights so even if he hadn’t gone down it would not have lasted the distance.”

Conisbrough-trained cruiserweights Arron Boyce and Matthew Brierley make their second appearances in the professional ranks this weekend at Doncaster Racecourse. Denaby Main’s Adam Jones also features at light-middleweight.

Darfield lightweight Robbie Barrett will return to action on April 19 at Doncaster Dome.

The unbeaten 21-year-old had faced a query on his brain scan but will now face Huddersfield’s Ismail Anwar.