Dave Allen beats Samir Nebo with big body shot in the first-round last night

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Dave Allen made easy work of stopping opponent Samir Nebo in his tracks last night with a series of body shots in the first round that were too much for the German to handle.

Allen made a strong and confident start in his first fight since his fourth-round knockout of Nick Webb in July.

And it didn’t take long before Allen had Nebo backed into a corner, at which point he unleashed a barrage of body shots that devasted his opponent.

The Syrian-born fighter had looked able to cope with the speed and tenacity of Allen in the opening exchange, but with his final shot, Allen walked away looking as if he knew he’d done enough to floor his opponent.

The 26-year-old is already looking to his next opponent, and with all of his wins having come via KO, the Yorkshireman is not lacking in confidence.

"I can punch really hard, I've knocked everyone out who I've beat. All the fights I've lost I haven't been able to hit them. When I do land, I will take them out. I don't do nerves, Tonight I had everything to lose,” Allen said.

Allen’s losses have come against quality opponents. In 2016 he went 10 rounds against Dillian Whyte – who is now well positioned to face-off against Anthony Joshua for a second time next year – losing after 10 rounds by a unanimous decision.

Later that year, he went 7 rounds against Luis Ortiz; the fighter that has, to date, given Deontay Wilder the toughest fight of his professional career, taking the Bronze Bomber seven rounds.

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With Allen having previously stated that he needs to get rounds under his belt it is now up to his promoter, Eddie Hearn to find the ‘White Rhino’ a suitable opponent with Australian, Lucas Browne among the options.

Browne is due to fight in November but Hearn has already hinted Allen may return to the ring in December before a potential showdown with the Australian next year.

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