Popular heavyweight Dave Allen retires despite recently being announced for a show next week
Popular Doncaster heavyweight Dave Allen has retired from boxing, according at least to his Instagram account. In the social media age, especially in the crazy year of our Lord 2020, it is often hard to know if public posts are sincere or part of an elaborate wind-up. There is also the possibility, given how impulsive Allen can be, that he may well be intending on retirement right now, but this could easily change, especially as only recently he was announced as part of Matchroom’s Sky Sports show this Saturday.
Allen, a perennial fixture on Sky and their Box Office platform in recent times, has mixed in good company during his relatively short career, facing the likes of Dillian Whyte, Luis Ortiz, Tony Yoka and more. Whatever the underlying truth or how the future unfolds, the statement from "The White Rhino", 18-5-2 (15) and represented by MTK Global, is reposted below.:
"Hello everyone, I hoped I would never have to write this message, never mind at 28 with my last fight being when I was 27 years old but I made the decision a few nights ago with my sister that I would no longer from that moment on be a professional fighter, boxing has given me a life I could never of dreamed of, I had never been out of Doncaster but for school trips till I started boxing and it’s taken me round the world from New York City to working men’s club all around the uk, as well as seeing the world it has taken me from the kid brought up in a council house with yellow doors wearing Umbro to a man who still wears Umbro but owns a few houses and who has given myself a chance to give my future kids a life I could only have dreamed of, on top of and more importantly I have made the greatest friends, some of them being my childhood heroes, the list of thanks would be far to long but I hope everyone knows who they are and know they are appreciated, lastly the reason for me calling it a day is simple, I don’t want to get punched anymore, long gone are the days of the kid from donny who just wants to fight, all I want now is a nice quiet life with a wife and some kids healthy and happy getting nice and fat."