David Allen still hopes to receive another fight with Lenroy Thomas
David Allen has urged Lenroy Thomas to stay true to his word by agreeing a third fight instead of defending his Commonwealth heavyweight title against Joe Joyce.
The Jamaican called for another title defence against Allen after this month’s rematch ended in a technical draw when the Doncaster man was cut in the first round, but Thomas has since been targeted by Joyce’s promoter David Haye about a possible fight.
I don’t dislike Lenroy anymore. Last time I saw him we had a cuddle outside his hotel room.
He said: “Maybe that’s a bigger fight for him, why not? If I was him, I’d fight Joyce. We’ll both beat him, so he should lose to Joyce then lose to me.
“I don’t dislike Lenroy anymore. Last time I saw him we had a cuddle outside his hotel room. I said: ‘Have a safe flight’.
Allen plans to make a return in May and the 26-year-old will resist the urge to prove his bravery with a risky alternative opponent, wisely preferring a learning fight.
Allen suffered a points defeat to Dillian Whyte, who battles Lucas Browne this Saturday, live on Sky Sports
“Lenroy Thomas, a few eastern Europeans, I have no interest in anyone else,” he said.
“I’ve come to a stage in my career now where people want to fight me to make a name for themselves, but that ain’t going to happen. I’m too intelligent for that to happen.
“I’m not very experienced, I’ve not been boxing very long, I’ve not had many fights. My profile is a lot higher than my actual ability, and that’s the truth of it.”
Watch Dillian Whyte against Lucas Browne, on Saturday, March 24 at The O2, live from 7pm on Sky Sports Action.