Davies Jr vs Ritson: Dave Allen confirms boxing comeback after David Price loss
'White Rhino' to return in first outing since losing to David Price in July
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 27/08/19 3:08pm
Dave Allen will return on the Robbie Davies Jr-Lewis Ritson card at the Newcastle Arena on October 19, live on Sky Sports.
Allen was left pondering his future in the ring after losing to domestic rival David Price at The 02 in July, but the 27-year-old has now confirmed he will pull on his gloves again.
The popular Doncaster heavyweight, who was pulled out after 10 rounds against former Olympian Price, suffering damage to his eye socket and tongue in the process, has fond memories of fighting in Newcastle.
"I've had some good nights, I've had some bad nights but the night last year at the Arena was my favourite night.
"I beat Samir Nebo and who's Samir Nebo? No one really knows, so it was the people that made it and that's why I want to come back so bad and I'll be there now in seven weeks."
The 'White Rhino' admitted defeat to Price was initially hard to take but says the loss also had its plus points.
"It was hard to swallow but I like David Price and I've seen him after the fight and I shook his hand and he was the better man," added Allen.
"But really when I lost to David Price I thought 'really it's not that bad' because I'll get to come back and win again, another chapter in the book, another 20 minutes in the film.
"So now I'm going to have come back and win, do it all again and I'm really excited. I'm really excited to be down there again because I've got to work my way up and I actually quite enjoy that because I know for a fact I'm going to get an easy fight. It's fantastic.
"If I'd beat Price, I would have got [Alexander] Povetkin, but now I get to box somebody not very good, so really I'm alright."
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