British heavyweight gatekeeper David Allen (20-5-2, 17 KOs), who helped Oleksandr Usyk prepare for the fight with Derek Chisora, suddenly criticized the content on
streaming DAZN and shared his opinion about the upcoming slugfest mahacha of his colleagues in the division – compatriot Joe Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) and Zhang Zhilei (24-1-1, 19 KOs) from China.
words Allen, he has long unsubscribed from DAZN and he is annoyed by the politics of streaming: “Look, the appearance of Anthony Joshua at the time was very timely for boxing. But now he is no longer a superstar, he is no longer in the status in which he was 5-6 years ago. I think that if DAZN and is really betting on Joshua and Canelo Alvarez to get them out of the mess (streaming has record financial losses), nothing will come of it.”
On the fight between Joyce and Zhilei: “A solid fight. I think Zhang is very good. As for me, he defeated Filip Hrgovic in the eliminator. But to be honest, it seems to me that Joyce will beat him without question at all. It seems to me that it is stylistically very inconvenient for Zhilei. Even before the fight with Hrgovic, it seemed to me that Zhang was a fighter for 2-3 rounds. He exhales quickly. With Philip, he was a little better, but I still think that this is the perfect opponent for Joyce to show himself in all his glory. And he’s pretty cool too. Very dangerous. I would bet on him against Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Usyk and Joshua.”
Joyce would really like to fight Usyk – he lost to the Ukrainian in the WSB semi-professional league: “His punches are like spanking.” The big man talked about Dubois’s chances to beat the Ukrainian.