Derek Chisora Vs Senad Gashi & Dave Allen Vs Lucas Browne On April 20th
Dave Allen will face the biggest test of his career, when he gets in the ring against former WBA World Champion Lucas Browne in an action packed evening that also sees Derek Chisora return to the ring after his fight of the year performance against Dillian Whyte. The card will be live at The O2 in London on April 20, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
Dave ‘White Rhino’ Allen has been hundred percent in his recent outings, scoring stoppage wins over Nick Webb, Samir Nebo and Ariel Esteban Bracamonte in the last six months of 2018. Lucas Browne is planning to get back in the mix after surfering his only loss in his professional career via a devastating sixth round KO Loss to Dillian Whyte. He has so far racked up three wins and believes another will boost him back in the mix.
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“I have never trained so hard in my life,” said Allen. “I’m going to knock Browne spark out, I hit too hard for him. Even though there’s no animosity in the build-up, I want to punch him all over The O2 in to row Z.
“Lucas Browne isn’t the Lucas Browne who beat Chagaev, he’s a faded force. That being said he’s still very dangerous, he does have that power, but this fight is perfect for me. He’s a former World Heavyweight Champion. A win here puts me on the big stage, not the highest level, but within touching distance of a fight that would then put me there.
“To be at the top of the bill at The O2 means loads, the support is something special. I’m unbeaten at The O2 with two huge knockouts and I’m very confident in making it a treble.”
“I’m eager to redeem myself at The O2 and will be coming for a knockout,” said Browne. “I’m a fan of Dave, I have nothing bad to say about him and I’m looking forward to a good old-fashioned brawl on April 20. This is the fight for me to showcase who and what I am to the masses. It’s a blockbuster fight and I know Dave is a big crowd favourite but that will drive me on to silence the fans.
“I’m at the stage in my career where I need to be 100% serious, I’m getting too old to play around. The loss to Whyte was the kick in the butt that I needed and since then I’ve changed my promoter, team, training and general approach to boxing.”
Former World title challenger Derek Chisora almost defeated Dillian Whyte in his last fight, having gone ahead on the Score Cards of two judges before getting knocked out with a hook in the eleventh round. Chisora will now face Senad Gashi, after teamed up with highly-respected trainer Dave Colwell.
“Six weeks ‘til I go back to WAR and boy I can’t wait!” said Chisora. “On Saturday 20th April I will be stepping into the ring at The O2 with fire in my soul, I have a point to prove and mission to continue!
“Parker b*tched out, he must have taken too many laxatives and sh*t himself. He wasn’t ready for the battle, he reckons he needed more time. Gashi has shown he is a true fighter, he is always ready to go to war when called. He showed this in December when he stepped in the ring with Takam on just one week’s notice and gave him a real fight. I’m not stupid, I know with six weeks’ notice in April Gashi will be a different animal.
“He is a wild horse, a loose cannon, he is coming to win but trust me, he won’t hear the final bell. I’m ready, we’ve stepped things up a gear working hard with Dave Coldwell. April 20th WAR Chisora will be back in London to show the Heavyweight division exactly why retirement wasn’t an option.”
Other fights on the card include.
👉Commonwealth Lightweight Champion Joe Cordina Vs Andy Townend for the vacant Lord Lonsdale Belt.
👉Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly Vs Unbeaten Polish Ko Artist Przemyslaw Runowski (17-0)
👉Conor Benn will also be back promising an explosive performance.