Category: Trending | Posted date: 2018-08-01 17:42:04 | Updated date: 2018-08-16 17:14:40 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News
Doncaster fans' favourite boxer, David Allen produced the moment of his career on Saturday, stopping Webb with a devastating right hand in their heavyweight eliminator for the
Doncaster fans' favourite boxer, David Allen produced the moment of his career on Saturday, stopping Webb with a devastating right hand in their heavyweight eliminator for the Lonsdale belt, as part of an epic night of boxing at The O2.
The 26-year-old has said that the sensational knockout of Nick Webb in the tougher fight has changed his life, as he plans a reformed future with the British title his primary objective.
During an interview, Allen was quoted as saying, “It all came out at the end. I knew what it meant and knew it would set me up for life. I'm from Doncaster where house prices are the price of a bar of chocolate in London.
"It was everything that win, that one right hand changed my life," he said, speaking on Sky Sports' Toe 2 Toepodcast.
"It was just relief, all those years that had gone before.
"It feels like I've been around a long time, I had the [Dillian] Whyte fight two years ago, and from there, [Luis] Ortiz, the Commonwealth title twice, [Tony] Yoka, and I've now won a big one.
"I probably got the call to fight on about a weeks' notice," the 'White Rhino' continued. "I really believed I could beat Webb at 100 per cent, but the shape and mindset I was in, I wasn't confident at all on the day of the fight.
"I knew, though, once the bell went I'd be okay and it would all come back, the fire in the belly would be back.
"The plan was to get through the first few rounds without taking much stick, not to get hit, and get my jab going.
"I was going back to the corner saying it was easy, I just hoped I could go through the gears.
"I hit him with the right hand earlier and knew he was wary. I started hitting the body to bring his hands down and then threw it again, it hit him and he couldn't continue - I knew it was all over."
With mooted plans to retire now firmly put on hold, Allen says he has a new lease of life and is ready to push for an opportunity to fight for the British title, currently held by Hughie Fury.
"I need a few more fights now," he said. "I'm very popular, people want to watch me fight, and that's a great selling point. I want the correct fights at the correct time.
Hughie Fury, cousin of Tyson, is the current holder of the British title
"I want to have a few fights, be better prepared and more experienced, and then win the British heavyweight title, that's the main objective.
"Every big fight I'm in, I want to win, I don't want to be a gallant loser, I want to win and win titles. The British title is the aim and anything from there is a bonus.
"I want to become the best fighter I can be.
"I see this as a chance, now, and my next fight I want a 10-week camp. I'll have some time off and get a good team behind me, get some strength and conditioning, a physio, the lot.
"I want to go the whole way and do everything, I'm really excited about what the future holds."
Source: Sky Sport