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Dave Allen aiming for July 20 return

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The heavyweight will likely be on the Whyte-Rivas card.

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Heavyweight Dave Allen, coming off of the most notable win of his career this past Saturday over Lucas Browne, looks likely to return to the ring on July 20 as part of the Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas card in London.

He’s discussed what’s next with fans on Twitter:

The understanding going into the Allen-Browne fight on April 20 was that the winner probably would face David Price next, and that still seems to be the plan. As for Allen-Price potentially being for the British title, that part won’t happen.

Earlier today, prospects Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois came to terms for their BBBofC-ordered fight for the vacant belt. The title was most recently held by Hughie Fury, who beat Sam Sexton for it last May but never defended, and has been held in the past by the likes of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Lennox Lewis, among many others.

Allen (17-4-2, 14 KO) would be the strong favorite against Price (24-6, 19 KO), a former prospect and former British champion whose career hasn’t lived up to early expectations. The big man still has power, but he just doesn’t take a great punch, doesn’t have the stamina, and even had spots of trouble against Kash Ali before getting a DQ win in his last fight.

Also, since this is as good a place as any to stick this, check out this video from Matchroom Boxing that covers Allen-Browne fight week, from the pre-fight media events all the way through the post-fight.