David Allen After David Price Loss: I'm Probably Done

By Elliot Foster

David Allen has hinted that he could hang up the gloves on the back of his latest defeat.

The Conisbrough heavyweight was pulled out by his head trainer Darren Barker after 10 completed rounds on Saturday night.

Allen took on David Price at the O2 Arena in London, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN, for the vacant WBA Continental title.

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The fight came as part of the supporting cast to Dillian Whyte’s vacant WBC interim heavyweight world title win against previously undefeated Colombian Oscar Rivas.

Allen required oxygen in the immediate aftermath of the fight, which was pretty one-sided in former Olympic bronze medallist Price’s favour, and left the ring in a stretcher.

He was then immediately taken to hospital before being released.

But Allen, who dropped to 17-5-2 as a professional in defeat, issued a startling statement after the fight in which he admitted his health is no longer what it once was.

“[I] don’t want anyone to worry about me, [I’m] just a hard man gone old and soft [over] the last 18 months,” Allen, a former maths supply teacher, said.

“[I’m] very happy and proud of David Price, I will be okay but [across] the last 12 months or so my health has been deteriorating.

“I’m glad I hung on, took the chance and made money and now [I’m] probably done.”

Price, meanwhile, has improved to 25-6 after his victory, potentially securing another big fight after rebuilding since back-to-back defeats to Russians Alexander Povetkin and Sergey Kuzmin last year.

He now has three wins on the spin over Tom Little, Kash Ali and the aforementioned Allen respectively.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mammoth on 07-22-2019

I just want Price to get knocked out by Hrgovic. I don't think I'm asking for too much....

Comment by Toffee on 07-22-2019

Hopefully he's made good money out of the game. Nobody else gets to judge whether a guy should fight on or not when health is in the equation.

Comment by BoloShot on 07-22-2019

I guess he doesn't need an even higher chance of permanent brain injury that he'd be lucky not to have.

Comment by mlac on 07-22-2019

He needs to retire, hes only 27? and hes already taken some horrendous beatings, Ortiz was disgusting...(blame hearn for that) he was drinking food out of a straw for 3 months after that. Tony Yoka beating was even worse. The…

Comment by deathofaclown on 07-22-2019

[QUOTE=4truth;19922525]If this was a guy with no other prospects then I’d say maybe he should take a few days to consider but I think he is right. It’s time for Allen to get back to a regular job before the…

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