Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has come below hearth from British followers for throwing a former UK heavyweight Pay Per-View star’s title within the hat for a title shot.
Hearn expressed curiosity in Dave Allen difficult for the Lonsdale Belt in opposition to Fabio Wardley. The overwhelming majority of followers who commented had been in opposition to the transfer.
Allen retired after being crushed to a pulp by David Worth in 2019, adopted by a media storm over betting for his win over Dorian Darch seven months later.
The Doncaster fighter’s retirement lasted all of eighteen months. Since then, “The White Rhino” has scored three wins on the bounce.
Nevertheless, Allen has admitted his customary have since slipped after victories over three journeyman opponents with shedding information.
“I solely boxed the as soon as in 2022. It was one of many weirdest experiences I’ve had in boxing,” mentioned Allen earlier than his February 2023 conflict with Michael Bassett.
“I used to be in a random room in a beautiful resort. However on the best way to make my twelve-foot ring stroll, I needed to undergo the resort kitchen. As I used to be fats on the time, that was the toughest bit concerning the night time.
“I attempted my greatest to get some rounds out of my Bulgarian opponent. However ultimately, after a spherical and a half, I couldn’t be [bothered] and gave him a clip hoping the ref would leap in.
“He didn’t, so I began throwing haymakers on the high of his head. It’s not my proudest 5 minutes as a boxer, however I used to be undefeated in 2022.”
In opposition to Bassett, Allen did comparable in a struggle lasting solely 99 seconds. Many see dealing with Wardley, a heavyweight brute who does actual injury within the ring, as a nightmare alternative for Hearn.
No person needs to see “Papi PPV” get mauled once more, which is exactly what’s going to occur if Wardley vs Allen makes it over the road. Allen must be extra cautious along with his alternative of foes.
Fabio Wardley vs Dave Allen
Former Floyd Mayweather fighter Ashley Theophane doesn’t need it to happen.
“Dropping in fights doesn’t make his resume good. Dave Allen has as soon as respectable win [against Lucas Browne] on his report.
“Wardley is extra profitable than Allen in boxing phrases. British Champion, therefore Dave needs to struggle him. Wardley has greater and higher fish to fry.”
Followers additionally urged Hearn to assume once more.
“Good to see Dave Allen getting thrown in for one more beating,” mentioned one.
One other added: “Dave Allen is in no place to struggle Fabio Wardley. It’s one other David Worth battering ready to occur.”
Many fingers are crossed that it doesn’t happen.