David Allen Lucas Browne KO

David Allen beats Lucas Browne by third round KO

Published On Saturday, April 20, 2019By Tim Rickson

David Allen shines at The O2 as he KOs Lucas Browne in three

Fan favourite David Allen headlined at The O2 on April 20 and really siezed his moment in the limelight by halting former world heavyweight champion Lucas Browne in three rounds with a perfectly timed body shot.

It was a positive opening from both men but Browne appeared to have the more success finding a home for his jab. 

Lucas Browne was landing his uppercut at will in the second round, then out of nowhere the 'White Rhino' planted a perfect left hook to Lucas Browne's liver in the third round to secure the win of his career.

The ‘White Rhino’ said post-fight: “Main eventing is one thing, but I needed to win, I had to win.

“I've won now, I've beaten a former heavyweight champion at the O2, I want more now.

“He's not what he was obviously, but it's a very good win.

“The left hook to the body was beautiful. I was fit, I could do 12 rounds.

“He's a very good boxer, it's underrated his boxing skill, but I knew he'd slow down.

“If I can get you to my pace, I'll beat you.

“I'm unbeatable at a snail's pace.

“Being realistic, I'd like Anthony Joshua on June 1.

“David Price, Dereck Chisora, anyone at all.”

Chief support saw Dereck Chisora defeat Senad Gashi by unanimous decision with scores of 100-90, 100-91, 99-91.

On the undercard, unbeaten Josh Kelly widely outpointed Przemyslaw Runowski with scores of 100-88, 100-88, 100-89.

Kelly dropped the Polish welterweight three times to defend his WBA International belt, once in the second and twice in the final two rounds, however Runowski valiantly held on and heard the final bell. 

Joe Cordina knocked out Andy Townend in sixth round to win the British lightweight title.

 The 'Welsh Wizard' outclassed Townend and pummelled him to the canvas three times in the sixth round, causing the referee to stop the contest.

There were wins for Shannon Courtenay, Sam Cox, Conor Benn and John Harding Jr as well.