David Allen had his first taste of a big fight when he was defeated by Dillian Whyte last month, and the Doncaster heavyweight is now targeting another high-profile contest, this time against David Price in October.
Allen (9-1-1-KO6) will return to the ring on September 3 but is already looking to secure a contest with Price on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s first title defence against BJ Flores in Liverpool six weeks later.
“David Price is out on October 15 and that is one I am looking to take. He’s got no chin. I don’t believe he’s got any heart for the game,” said Allen.
“I think he’s just cashing out for a Joshua fight. After September 3, I will be coming on the back of a win and David Price is the same level as Matt Skelton – at British level.
“Everyone is saying Dillian Whyte is better than British level, so I am probably domestic level. I am the epitome of domestic level, so why not?”
Allen’s loss to Whyte was attributed to, amongst other things, not throwing enough punches, and while Allen accepts he clearly lost the fight, he feels it may lead to bigger bouts in the future.
“Dillian beat me and I don’t make excuses,” he said, “I came out with a lot of positives and one of them might be getting David Price to man up and fight me because I tried to get him to fight before Dillian Whyte.
“I know Price won’t make millions of pounds but he can shut me up once and for all if he knocks me out.”
Allen is clearly looking to secure bigger fights and bigger paydays following his loss to Whyte, while Price is on the comeback trail following his losses to Tony Thompson and Erkan Teper – both of whom subsequently failed drug tests.
This contest could come at the perfect time for both men and would add another fascinating layer to that October 15 card. Bring it on.by