Dave Allen contemplating possible boxing comeback after retiring from sport last year, wants British heavyweight title
Dave Allen has revealed that he is considering a return to boxing, despite retiring from the sport just five months ago.
The ‘White Rhino’, who is one of Britain’s most popular fighters, quit the sport at the age of 28 last November.
He told talkSPORT he was ‘scared to fight’ having been hospitalised after the David Price defeat and ‘had the fight beat out of me’.
Now though, the heavyweight is 29 and has seemingly found a new mindset.
Allen said on Thursday: “I’ve got a meeting with a promoter [not Eddie Hearn] tomorrow.
“I’m feeling f***ing good you know, so we’ll see…
“Yeah, I’ve got a meeting tomorrow. I feel how I felt when I was boxing amateur.
“I feel f***ing hungry, I wanna f***ing fight some c***, so we’ll see what happens…
“I want about six, six/eight-rounders and then I want the British title when I’m finished with them.
“I wanna f***ing batter them, that is what I want, so we’ll see what happens…
“If I went with Eddie [Hearn] straight away, I’d be doing like an eight-rounder, a ten-rounder, then a big fight.
“I would wanna do five/six six-rounders, a couple of eight-rounders, then hopefully a British title fight. It’s not about the money…
“My old man would train me. He’s the only one that ever got me really fit…
“This week I’ve trained once every day, trained twice on Monday actually…
“My dad’s probably the man who’s taught me the most out of everybody.
“He was a good boxer, he knows his boxing.
“Obviously we clash and that, but if I came back I’d get the old band back together.”
Allen was supposed to box Christopher Lovejoy back in October, but the fight fell through due to last-minute contractual issues, prompting his retirement decision.
He also had a worrying moment sparring Oleksandr Usyk in Ukraine.
Now though, Allen insists: “I’m never f***ing better, my head’s not fell off for a while for me now, I feel f***ing amazing, I feel like a new man.
“A few months ago I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, but now I just f***ing feel great…
“Comeback or not, I feel healthy. I was sick of being a fat c***.
“Just being fat and heavy, it’s not good. Being healthy is the way to go.”