By Davy Trengove – Well, where can we start with this one?
Price has to win this fight surely?
Price has lost 6 from 30 which is still a great professional record but it’s the manner of his defeats that have caught the boxing headlines. Stamina issues and heavy knockouts have made Price’s name crop up, time and time again. In my opinion, it’s his loveable character and air of unpredictability that keep securing him a slot on the big televised cards and after back to back wins although both under a blanket of controversy, he needs a stand out win.
The Little win was deemed premature by some fans although Little was out on his feet anyway and the Kash Ali fight was stopped due to repeat biting incidents. Price needs a clear win to fire himself back into title contention. His hand was raised in his last 2 fights but not in the manner of how he would’ve wished. Price gained alot of credibility in his Povetkin loss as he gave a great account of himself and a win over Allen would get the boxing world talking once again.
Allen on the other hand has everything in place to now take his career forward and seriously. He has the Promoters on board, the fans on board, Darren Barker on board and now the rest is down to him. He has knuckled down and under the tutelage of a former World champion in Darren Barker, we should start to see the best of David Allen in the coming years. He is only 27 and with dedication and age on his side, he could go beyond domestic level. It only takes a few good wins to catapult a boxers career and with Allen showing knockout power, if he adds boxing ability….Who knows where he could end up?
For Price, this is a ‘Snakes and Ladders’ scenario in my opinion. At 35, he desperately needs this win, whereas Allen has grown a huge social media fanbase and will get another chance regardless of the result.
After big defeats throughout his career, Price has still managed to stay relevant and this fight comes at a crossroads in their careers. Allen is on the rise and alot would say Price is in the last chance saloon. Both will be greatful for another big chance, a televised occasion fight and both are liked throughout the boxing world by fans and fellow professionals.
Personally I think it’s a great domestic fight and it’s one, that due to the power and unpredictability of both men, it’s a heavyweight fight that will not only gauge interest but I believe it’s a fight that should leave the fans entertained.
If you’re one of those fans that craves an Ali vs Foreman type skill set on display then this fight won’t be for you but if you are wanting to watch 2 big men with vulnerabilities, power and unpredictability then this will be fun while it lasts.
It is a 50/50 fight and I hope it can prove to be a great contest.
2 honest guys, 2 likeable characters…. May the best man win.