Dave Allen officially under investigation by UK Gambling Commission

DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Dave Allen is officially under investigation by the UK Gambling Commission over his third-round win against Dorian Darch.

Allegations began to circle around social media soon after Allen recorded his victory on Saturday night.

Laboring for the first six minutes in what mimicked a spar, Allen burst into life to secure the stoppage against Darch in the next session. This led to several fans complaining. Those gripes were made even worse by Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith’s revelation that the pair shared conversations in the hotel the morning of the fight. Both men have denied any wrongdoing, although the Gambling Commission, alongside the British Boxing Board of Control, is taking a closer look.

Allen has since given his reaction to the news. “The last thing I will say on this is (that) the British Boxing Board and Gambling Commission are very welcome to contact me at there convenience. (We can) talk this through and (I’m) happy to answer all questions. “I hope they do this as soon as possible and put the matter to bed,” said Allen.

Prior to that statement, Allen had said: “People were saying it was a fix because I was planning on it being a six-round move around. “A few of my mates had a lot of money on the points win and it didn’t come in. But I am not the sort of guy who picks a round to win. I’m not really good enough to do that. “I’m a heavy-handed, hard b** and I caught him with a left hook. I stepped off and he said ‘come on’ so I attacked him to the body and put him over. “I haven’t lost or made any money on it,” the White Rhino revealed.

https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2020/02/10/dave-allen-fix-gambling-commission/
 
May 19, 2013
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It looked well dodgy.

They met in the morning
Allen is a known gambler
Darch isn't going to be making much...
Coasting for two rounds
Sudden burst with Darch shouting 'go on' to Allen
Darch falls down in installments
 
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It looked well dodgy.

They met in the morning
Allen is a known gambler
Darch isn't going to be making much...
Coasting for two rounds
Sudden burst with Darch shouting 'go on' to Allen
Darch falls down in installments
Have to say the end didn't look particularly convincing. But I have probably seen others that have raised the eyebrows more.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Just to point out, I saw tweets talking about unusual betting patterns on the 3rd round BEFORE the fight.

Really hope that there's nothing doing though.
 
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Jun 6, 2012
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They made reference to Darch calling Allen on, and Allen called him a mentalist for it.

That looks like he's actually encouraging him though :lol:
 
Jun 6, 2012
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The funniest part is imagining the conversation between Allen & Darch prior.

You know for a fact Allen would’ve said something like. “I’m known as a devastating body puncher so nobody will suspect it if I drop you to the body”

Note: there was also something dodgy in the Browne fight where he asked his corner to throw in the towel a round before the stoppage..
 
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Anyone follow Allens social feed? Crazy they are letting this kid turn pro at 18, he seems to lose every amateur fight Allen has trained him for