Dave Allen confident of pulling off shock win


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Dave Allen is confident he can pull off the biggest win of his career when he takes on Luiz Ortiz in Manchester next weekend.

The Doncaster fighter has only had 11 pro fights but he has jumped at the chance to fight Ortiz on December 10 in Manchester.

Allen, 21.00 to win next weekend, will be the heavy underdog going into the fight but he will try to make a name for himself on a huge night for British boxing.

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF heavyweight title against Eric Molina while Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte will also meet for the British title.

Allen lost his unbeaten record to Whyte back in July but he is confident of ending Ortiz’s perfect 26-0 record.

He told Sky Sports: “Luis Ortiz is an old man and I’m going to make him look like an old man in there. When he hits me, I’m going to stand there and smile at him.

This is the fight that will catapult my career on the world scene. “My sparring tells me that I have the ability to become world class, now this my time to go out there and show the world what I can do.

“I was waiting for the David Price fight but this is an even bigger opportunity and I’ve got absolutely nothing to lose in this.

This is just another day for me, like a man going in to the office for the day. There is no nerves, yes there is excitement and anticipation.”

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