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David Allen vs David Price Odds & Picks

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Mar 30, 2020 · 2:51 PM PDT

British boxer David Price stands with his arms crossed.
Now 36, David Price needs a win over the much younger David Allen to get his waning career back on track. Photo by Be Real TV (wikimedia commons) [CC License].
  • Allen vs Price goes Saturday, July 20th, at 5:00 PM ET
  • Can Allen get a statement win and rise through the rankings?
  • Will the underdog Price score an upset victory?

The heavyweight tilt between David Allen vs David Price is set for Saturday, July 20th, at the O2 Arena in London (5:00 PM ET).

Allen has approached this fight pretty brashly and thinks he’ll get the KO inside three rounds. Conversely, Price is relishing in his role as the underdog and is confident he’ll shock the boxing world. Below, find the odds followed by a fight breakdown and prediction.

David Allen vs David Price Odds

Fighter Allen vs Price Odds
David Allen -235
David Price +195

*Odds taken 07/15/19

This is a classic crossroads fight: a more-tenured pugilist looking to get back on track (Price) versus a surging prospect scoring highlight-reel KO after KO (Allen).

Price, who is unbeaten at 02 Arena, has addressed this and recognizes this isn’t his first time in a crossroads bout. Price also addressed some shortcomings that Allen had earlier in his career to prove the hyped contender isn’t infallible.

Price has been calling this bout “his world title fight”.  He knows the narratives that pundits have created around him: how he was poised for greatness, came up short in pressure situations, and is entering a key bout at 3-3 in his last six fights. Many wonder if Price can measure up to Allen’s power and some of the highlight reel KOs he has created.

In terms of his achievements, Price is a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist as well as British, English, and Commonwealth champion. He has had a respectable career but his momentum was derailed years ago. Once viewed as a hot prospect, he has faltered in multiple key title opportunities and important bouts in recent years.

All six of Price’s losses have been by knockout. This isn’t a favorable statistic when you consider the 82-percent knockout rate that Allen brings to the ring.

Allen vs Price Tale of the Tape

17-4 Record 24-6
14 Knockouts 19
6’3 Height 6’8
75″ Reach 82″
Lucas Browne, Tom Dallas Significant Wins Tom Dallas, Sam Sexton
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Allen vs Price is a great bout to round out the upper-mid tier of the heavyweight division. It’s starting to look like a banner era in boxing and this bout is indicative that the division isn’t just top-heavy.

Both of these pugilists are floating around that top 20-25 territory. Dillian Whyte, who beat Allen back in 2016, main events this card. Allen is presumably looking to one day stand across the ring from Dillian again and I see him scoring the knockout win inside of five rounds, moving him a step closer to another headlining bout.

Pick: Allen (-235)

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