As it became known, British heavyweight champion Dave Allen will return to the ring on October 31st against German boxer Christian Hammer. Their fight will join the undercard of a big boxing evening from the Matchroom Boxing promotion company, led by Alexander Usik and Derek Chisora.
“I’m really happy to fight Christian Hammer,” Allen said. “He is high in the rankings and is a strong fighter. Defeating him will bring me back to the world level again. He beat David Price, so it will allow me to sort of partially close my defeat.”
Note that for the past two weeks Allen has sparred with Oleksandr Usik in Kiev, which gives him confidence that this experience will definitely help him in the future.
“Sparring with Usyk took me to another level. He is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet. I learned a lot from him, and it gives me confidence that I can get through all ten rounds with Hammer.”
We will remind, Allen had his last fight in February of this year, defeating Dorian Darch by technical knockout.