The “White Rhino” David Allen Retires
British heavyweight Dave Allen has announced his retirement and says he wants to spend his retirement at 28 “getting nice and fat.
“The reason for me calling it a day is simple, I don’t want to get punched anymore.
“Long gone are the days of the kid from Donny who just wants to fight.
“All I want now is a nice quiet life with a wife and some kids, healthy and happy getting nice and fat.”
He has finished winning 18 of his 25 professional bouts, losing five bouts and drawing two.
“Boxing has given me a life I could never of dreamed of. I had never been out of Doncaster but for school trips till I started boxing and it’s taken me round the world from New York City to working men’s club all around the UK.
“The list of thanks would be far too long but I hope everyone knows who they are and know they are appreciated.”
Somehow I feel we have not seen the last of him.
In the video below, you will see the punch landed by Oleksandr Usyk whilst sparring Allen that apparently persuaded him to retire.
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