The British heavyweight Dave Allen (17-5-2) lost his fight against his fellow countryman David Price (25-6) yesterday at O2 Arena in London.
The bout was on the undercard of Dillian Whyte – Oscar Rivas and Price got the W, securing the WBA Continental heavyweight title. The Liverpudlian outclassed the 27-years-old Allen and in the 10th round, his coach David Baker was forced to throw in the towel, pulling his guy out of the fight.
Soon after that Allen collapsed and was taken to hospital where he posted the following:
Dont want anyone to worry about me, just a hard man gone old and soft the last 18 months, very happy and proud of David price, I will be okay but the last 12 months or so my health has been deteriorating and I’m glad I hung on took the chance and made money and now probably done
— Papi De La T-Rex Arms (@davidthewhiter1) July 20, 2019
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) July 21, 2019
Meanwhile, the 36-years-old vet who was considered a huge underdog was more than happy to prove his doubters wrong Saturday night.
A boxing lesson.
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 20, 2019
“I gestured at everyone after the fight and I’ll say it now, F*** you. F*** you, every one of them,’ he told IFL TV.
‘I’ve taken some stick off them. It’s been off the social media generation up Dave Allen’s arse.’
‘I’m still here,’ he continued. ‘I’ve just arrived again tonight in a different way. ‘I think the penny finally dropped tonight. I’ve turned a corner. I wanted to win on points tonight, but I’ve hurt a durable, tough man.
‘Obviously, hope he’s okay. I’ve been in that position before, in the ambulance.’