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Dave Allen and David Price meet to decide their future

Dave Allen and David Price clash with a grim outlook for the loser, writes Daniel Herbert
Dave Allen
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THE undercard for the big Whyte-Rivas show is packed with several intriguing fights, chief among them the heavyweight clash between David Price and Dave Allen. This 12-rounder brings together two men going in different directions, career-wise, but should provide plenty of entertainment whoever wins.

Ex-British and Commonwealth king Price is a former outstanding amateur – a 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, no less – whose pro career began brightly before fading with a string of crushing inside the distance losses. Some were down to opponents being doped-up and some down to his alarming propensity to run out of energy, not helped by his unusually large frame (6ft 8ins, 18st).

David Price
David Price has had a trying professional career Action Images

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