Dave Allen is healthier positioned than most to given an opinion on Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.
The struggle to crown one true king of the division will probably be huge with many already debating who will win out of Fury and Usyk.
British heavyweight fan favorite Allen has sparred with each males up to now and so is aware of them very effectively.
He shared the ring with Fury on a number of events throughout a seven-year span, and flew out to affix Usyk’s camp as soon as as effectively.
Allen famously revealed that he’d been successfully ‘knocked out’ by Usyk once they sparred.
On the time in 2020, Allen stated: “Once I sparred Usyk he knocked me unconscious.
“I by no means went over, I completed the spherical. However I can bear in mind him hitting me.
“Subsequent factor I knew I used to be stood outdoors the ring, packing my bag. I used to be concussed.”
He later uploaded the clip of the punch with the caption: “Right here is the spar with me and Usyk.
“You possibly can hear at across the five-second mark I do a really loud snore.
“That is my final concept of what occurred for the subsequent half-hour however I didn’t go down.
“I completed the spherical however for all intents and functions I’m knocked out from the second the left lands.”
Now that Fury vs Usyk is signed, Allen has been requested who he believes will emerge victorious.
Regardless of his brutal expertise with the Ukrainian, he’s adamant that his fellow Brit is a fair higher fighter.
“I think Fury wins, but seeing is believing and I’ve not seen it yet.”
Asked which of the pair impressed him the most in sparring, Allen replied: “More-so Fury, I sparred Fury for seven years.
“I sparred Usyk and he was brilliant, but you know when he chinned me I hadn’t eaten for two weeks.
“That’s not an excuse, he boxed my head off, but Fury’s a level above I would say, in every aspect.”
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