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CONTROVERSY ensued today as heavyweight David Allen signed to fight undefeated power-puncher Nick Webb this Saturday with only a week’s notice.
A series of unfortunate matches have plagued Allen’s fledgling career so far. With only 19 bouts and limited amateur experience, the Yorkshireman has already fought and lost to highly ranked Dillian Whyte, Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz and former Olympic gold medallist Tony Yoka.
Allen has earned a reputation as a likeable, comedic character with a granite chin and have-a-go attitude but unfortunately suffers from bouts of manic depression and is unable to maintain a healthy, athletic lifestyle, with rumours that Allen often trains himself in a homemade gym, with little input from top-level coaches.
Now, with Matchroom Boxing announcing this bout for the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker on Saturday, pundits are raising concerns for the fighter’s welfare, especially with Allen’s open admission he’s out of shape.
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