Allen vows to make Ortiz ‘look like an old man’

Underdog Dave Allen has pledged to make unbeaten Luis Ortiz “look like an old man” when the duo face-off next week.

Ortiz has charged through the heavyweight division, with victories from all 26 of his professional bouts – 23 of which have come via knock-out.

The 37-year-old will be the firm favourite against Allen, in Manchester on December 10, particularly after the British fighter suffered defeat to Dillian Whyte in his last outing.

However, Allen cannot be accused of lacking confidence ahead of his tussle with the imposing Cuban, known as King Kong.

"Luis Ortiz is an old man and I'm going to make him look like an old man in there," said Allen.

"When he hits me, I'm going to stand there and smile at him. This is the fight that will catapult my career on the world scene.

"My sparring tells me that I have the ability to become world class, now this my time to go out there and show the world what I can do.

"I was waiting for the David Price fight but this is an even bigger opportunity and I've got absolutely nothing to lose in this.


This is just another day for me, like a man going into the office for the day. There is no nerves, yes there is excitement and anticipation.

"Easy fights don't do anything for me. I've made this opportunity myself pretty much like the Dillian Whyte fight. It's giving me big exposure in the UK and it's being talked about in America.”