British boxer Dave Allen aka “The White Rhino” has taken a step that has left the boxing scene shocked as the heavyweight pugilist has just announced his retirement from the sport at only 28 years of age.
Dave Allen’s professional career started back in 2012 and he has fought in 25 matches till date. A two-time Commonwealth title challenger, Allen’s most remarkable bout was against was on 20th April 2019 when he defeated former WBA (Regular) Heavyweight champion Lucas Browne at the O2.
Dave Allen upped his record to 18-5 with 15KOs back in February this year when he knocked out Dorian Darch at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield. Now, that fight becomes memorable for the 28-year-old as the last time he stepped into the ring.
Boxing has given me a life I could never have dreamed of: Dave Allen makes an exit with a social media write-up
Earlier today, the Brit took to his official Instagram to drop the bombshell of news, revealing that he is deciding to quit the sport, a decision that Allen said he had taken jointly with his sister. he also shared several photos from his boxing career.
“Hello everyone, I hoped I would never have to write this message, never mind at 28 with my last fight being when I was 27 years old but I made the decision a few nights ago with my sister that I would no longer from that moment on be a professional fighter, boxing has given me a life I could never of dreamed of…” Allen’s heartfelt message on Instagram read.
“…the reason for me calling it a day is simple, I don’t want to get punched anymore, long gone are the days of the kid from donny who just wants to fight, all I want now is a nice quiet life with a wife and some kids healthy and happy getting nice and fat,” Allen concluded. Check out the post below-