All the vital information about about the 25-year-old who is fighting Lenroy Thomas for the Commonwealth title on May 27
DAVID ALLEN is on his way to becoming the most popular fighter in Britain thanks to his charm, his sense of humour and willingness to fight any boxer.
The 25-year-old heavyweight is approaching his 15th fight on Saturday and has already shared the ring with opponents such as Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz who are closing in on world title bouts respectively.
This weekend Allen is fighting on the Kell Brook vs Errol Spence undercard at Bramall Lane where he will be competing for his first major title – the Commonwealth belt.
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Promoter Eddie Hearn has made it his mission to build up the profile of the Doncaster man, and ‘Operation White Rhino’ will once again be in full force on May 27.
Here’s everything you need to know about the hard-hitting orthodox.
Who is David Allen?
A heavyweight boxer with real punch power, Allen was born in Doncaster on May 21, 1992.
Nicknamed the ‘White Rhino,’ he has built up a stellar reputation already in just 14 fights – winning 11, losing twice and drawing once, with eight KO victories to his name.
His likeable persona and honest attitude has left David Allen as one of the most supported boxers in the country.
He has been chasing a fight with 2008 Olympic bronze medallist David Price for over a year, while he is also eyeing up a British title shot against Ian Lewison.
Who has David Allen fought?
He made his debut back in 2012, and finally gained recognition in Britain when he stopped veteran Jason Gavern in four rounds in March 2016, before he secured a shot against Dillian Whyte in just his 11th outing as a professional.
The build-up gripped fans as Whyte was adamant he would knock him out just seven months after his thrilling fight against Anthony Joshua, but Allen took the Londoner to the distance, losing on a unanimous decision.
Next up was the most avoided fighter on the planet – Cuba’s unbeaten Luis Ortiz who had knocked out 22 of his 28 opponents, and the 38-year-old managed to stop Allen in the seventh round of an eight round bout.
The northern boxer has since racked up two wins since losing in December 2016, a 31-second demolition against Poland’s Lukasz Rusiewicz before stopping David Howe inside two to set a fight against Lenroy Thomas.
What time is David Allen vs Lenroy Thomas and where can I watch it?
The fight is taking place at Bramall Lane on May 27 where Allen will be vying to win his first major belt – the vacant Commonwealth strap.
He will be fighting against the 32-year-old Jamaican at approximately 8pm, and you can watch all of the action on Sky Sports Box Office.
Of course if you don’t want to pay £16.95 for the contest, you can keep up-to-date with our live blog.
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