David Allen (18-5-2)...

David Allen: Fan or Not A Fan?


  • Total voters
    34

Ar558a

Fighting the Fury loving Scum
Jun 2, 2019
789
253
Not a good fighter, not even really at domestic level but seems a good guy. Would say he should retire but as his alternative is likely pushing trollies , probably best he just does 6 and 8 rounders for £2k every 6 weeks until he has to go round Asda.
 
Reactions: shenmue
Oct 17, 2017
1,298
1,330
I couldnt think of a worse trainer than Dave Allen. Bloke is a fucking mess mentally, clearly got some sort of damage & has shown terrible discipline his career.

And that's without the bit dubious way he's always surrounded by a gang of young lads, who go around ferrying him about the place, and general being his lackeys and underlings. Something a bit off about it all...
 
Jun 3, 2012
15,672
14,974
Korakuen Hall
It'll give an idea as to how much the Price fight may have taken out of him. And although Darch is on a bad run, he'll be motivated to put in a decent performance against Allen.
 
Reactions: Bob Weaver
Jun 7, 2012
6,119
1,014
Just been to the Brook public workout, who actually trains dave allen? He had that Danny murrell holding pads for him at it, looks extremely poor even on the pads, really slow and like he isn't arsed. I like Allen ill always want him to win but the guy has been very lucky with the exposure he gets
 
Reactions: sasquatch
Oct 17, 2017
1,298
1,330
Its fucking painful watching him at this point.

Bloke is fucked. Had too much damage, and is a terrible discipline & work ethic. Preparing for this fight by training the cast of Trainspotting, not even got a fucking trainer for it?

Mental.

He's showing signs of significant damage as it is.

Fact is he's only had a career cos he's a likeable northern lad, and there's enough LadBible types that lap his schtick up.
 
Jun 3, 2012
15,672
14,974
Korakuen Hall
Just been to the Brook public workout, who actually trains dave allen? He had that Danny murrell holding pads for him at it, looks extremely poor even on the pads, really slow and like he isn't arsed. I like Allen ill always want him to win but the guy has been very lucky with the exposure he gets
I don't think he has been lucky. He tapped into social media, worked hard at it, and built up a following. Being a heavyweight helps, but the lack of other similar stories suggests how hard it is to achieve what he has done.

Allen has been fantastic from a marketing perspective. It's just a shame his performances in the ring don't match up.
 
Jun 7, 2012
6,119
1,014
I don't think he has been lucky. He tapped into social media, worked hard at it, and built up a following. Being a heavyweight helps, but the lack of other similar stories suggests how hard it is to achieve what he has done.

Allen has been fantastic from a marketing perspective. It's just a shame his performances in the ring don't match up.
I see your point but still think he has been lucky, he's not a media genius he just happens to have a story that people can relate to and he's lucky that Eddie hearn really likes him. I don't think any other promoters would put up with his lack of discipline.

I watched one of the videos I filmed from the public workout and you can see at one point he winses and holds his hip, maybe I'm making too much of it but I wouldn't be shocked to see him going into this with an injury
 
Jun 4, 2013
3,480
888
I see your point but still think he has been lucky, he's not a media genius he just happens to have a story that people can relate to and he's lucky that Eddie hearn really likes him. I don't think any other promoters would put up with his lack of discipline.

I watched one of the videos I filmed from the public workout and you can see at one point he winses and holds his hip, maybe I'm making too much of it but I wouldn't be shocked to see him going into this with an injury
Already got his excuses in that he hasn't been able to have a proper camp because of this medical clearance.

Even after the price fight which he spent talking about how well his camp went, he admitted he hardly saw his trainer barker.

Just laziness, would anyone be suprised is darch wins on points
 
Dec 6, 2019
1,430
754
23
I’m sure Dave had an account on here, looks like it’s been deleted
Yeah he probably got sick of Tyson Fury knob gobblers slagging him off and shitting on them for being 10x the fighting man they will ever be.

Good luck dave
 
Jan 22, 2020
159
71
It'll give an idea as to how much the Price fight may have taken out of him. And although Darch is on a bad run, he'll be motivated to put in a decent performance against Allen.
Bad run is right. Darch has been stopped in each of his past six fights.