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‘I’ve stated all of it alongside, I do not assume this struggle will occur’


Dave Allen has advised talkSPORT that he doesn’t consider Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will occur this 12 months.

It was revealed final week that contracts are signed for the struggle, with simply the date and venue left to be resolved.

Allen called time on his career in 2020

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Allen referred to as time on his profession in 2020

This have to be sorted by finalising a web site take care of a overseas nation paying to host the competition.

The ‘White Rhino’ is sceptical over this.

Allen advised the Sports activities Bar: “I don’t consider we’ll see it this 12 months.

“I’ve stated all of it alongside, I don’t assume this struggle will occur.

“I might like to be proved flawed, it’s the largest struggle in British boxing historical past, I feel it’s the largest struggle in world boxing presently.

“I’d like to see it, I simply don’t see it taking place.

Fury has one belt while AJ has three – the winner will leave with all four

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Fury has one belt whereas AJ has three – the winner will depart with all 4

“If it does occur this 12 months, it’s gonna need to occur overseas – we’re not gonna get 90,000 in Wembley any time quickly, in order that’d be a large disgrace.

“I simply don’t see it taking place, for some motive, one thing in me says that this struggle received’t occur, however I hope to be proved flawed.”

At this level presenter Jason Cundy chimed in: “If anybody pulls out Dave, you may all the time step in.”

To which Allen replied: “For the sort of figures they’re throwing about for the struggle, I’d struggle my nan!

“I’d struggle anybody for that amount of cash.

“My nan, she’s on the slide just a little bit now so I feel I’d have an opportunity!”

Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr took place in Saudi Arabia

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Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr came about in Saudi Arabia

Elsewhere within the heavyweight division, Dillian Whyte is about for a rematch with Alexander Povetkin this Saturday.

Allen stated: “I boxed Dillian Whyte in 2016.

“He was nonetheless distant from the fighter we see at the moment. It was two novices combating actually.

“He beat me. I assumed he was fighter however I wasn’t positive how good he was.

“After which over time he boxed Ian Lewison, Robert Helenius, Derek Chisora a few occasions and he’s actually grown into being a world class heavyweight boxer now.

Allen boxed Whyte when he was younger

Allen boxed Whyte when he was youthful

“He can field, he can punch, he can transfer – he’s bought a little bit of every little thing and he was nicely accountable for the final struggle with Povetkin, he was nicely on prime and it was a lapse of focus.

“There was no fortunate punch concerned, no fortunate punch about it. It was a superbly executed shot from a world class man.

“Povetkin is previous his sell-by date and is a bit over the hill, however you give that man an opportunity and he’ll do what he did to Dillian Whyte the primary time.

“I don’t envisage a repeat, I feel Dillian Whyte will end the job off this time and I feel he’ll look excellent in doing so.”

Whyte was KOd by Povetkin back in August

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Whyte was KOd by Povetkin again in August

Concerning whether or not Whyte can turn out to be world champion, Allen concluded: “I feel within the period that he’s in – with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury – I don’t envisage him being heavyweight champion of the world.

“I don’t assume he beats both of them two in my view.

“However I feel he’s world class, he’s a world class heavyweight, he’s simply round at a time the place I feel Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are two very particular fighters.

“So I don’t envisage anybody beating them within the information 4 or 5 years.”





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