Dave Allen Critical Of His Display Despite Seventh Round Stoppage Of Ariel Esteban Bracamonte
Doncaster's Dave Allen forced a seventh round stoppage of Argentine opponent Ariel Esteban Bracamonte at the Manchester Arena, but the "White Rhino" was not impressed with his performance on the undercard of Oleksandar Usyk and Tony Bellew.
Allen has prided himself on entertaining the boxing world and he strode to the ring to the famous walk-on music of WWE star 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, but it was his performance in the ring that will come in for scrutiny and having traded blows with a tough Bracamonte the 26-year-old managed to force his opponent's corner to take their South American fighter out of the contest.
However, Allen was far from ecstatic in the aftermath of his victory as he enlightened the Sky Sports team on his disappointments of his performance. Speaking to the Sky Sports Box Office team, Allen said: "That was awful, I want to apologise to everyone here, I hoped to put a massive show on for everyone. Another wake-up call, how many do I need?"
"No-one is going to out-tough me and out-man me, the first four rounds were really difficult, I think I've perforated both ear drums, I can't really hear anything, I'm tired, but you ain't going to beat me in a dogfight," added a shattered Allen.
Talking about his fitness levels Allen spoke frankly by saying "I was gone after one round. There's no excuses, I'm not fit enough, I'm not conditioned enough, but he quit!"
Ending his passionate interview, Allen claimed, "I don't deserve to see pay-per-view ever again after that, I need to go away and put in the hard work, do it all properly, because when your blessed with the strength and power I have got, what I am doing is scandalous!"
Watch Dave Allen speak openly about his performance here: