Comments Made On Social Media Suggest Usyk Held The Key.
Earlier on today, Intuboxing.com brough you the news that Dave 'The White Rhino' Allen had announced his retirement from professional boxing at the age of just 28.
Allen is something of a social medai socialite, his antics and 'banter' are well known in boxing circles. It's perhaps this rather than his boxing ability itself that has worked its way into the hearts and minds of British fight fans across the country. Following a wave of messages in his retirement speech. Allen revealed that a sparring session with WBO heavyweight mandatory challenger and former undisputed world cruiserweight kingpin, Oleksandr Usyk, gave him the realisation that he needed to hang up his gloves for good.
“To be honest, when I sparred Usyk he knocked me unconscious.
“I never went over, I finished the round. But I can remember him hitting me.
“The rest of the round – next thing I knew I was stood outside the ring, packing my bag.
“I was concussed, so that was the last straw.
“I’m not an idiot so I know when it’s time to finish.
“Yeah, a lot of money could’ve been made, but at what cost? Being embarrassed.
“Being hurt is one thing, but being embarrassed is another.”
You can find Allen's heartfelt retirement speech here: https://www.intuboxing.com/latest-boxing-news/Dave-Allen-Calls-It-A-Day-Read-His-Statement