O2 Arena, London - In a crossroads heavyweight clash, Dave Allen (17-4-2, 14 KOs) knocked out former WBA "regular" champion Lucas Browne (28-2, 24 KOs) in the third round with a vicious shot to the body.
Coming in, Browne was riding a three fight win streak after getting brutally knocked out by Dillian Whyte in March 2018.
And Allen also came in with a three fight win streak, after suffering a TKO defeat at the hands of Tony Yoka in June of 2018.
Both came out very relaxed in he first round. Browne was pecking away with the jab and following it up with his right hand. A slow start with Allen with few shots coming out.
Browne continued to jab and box in the second, with bigger shots being thrown when Allen came inside. There was good boxing work coming from Browne, as Allen was still warming up in the bout.
In the third round, the action was playing out in similar fashion since the start - when out of nowhere Allen landed a vicious shot to the body and Browne went down in severe pain. The referee began his count and Browne counted out as he was unable to get up. The former champ was taken to his corner to have some oxygen administered from the ringside physician.