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I was ‘knocked out’ by Oleksandr Usyk in sparring, but Tyson Fury proved to me he’s even better and will win

Dave Allen is better positioned than anyone to given an opinion on Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.

The undisputed heavyweight world title fight is now just under a month away, as it will take place on May 18 in Saudi Arabia.

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Allen temporarily retired following his time sparring Usyk in UkraineCredit: Dave Allen – Instagram

The fight to crown one true king of boxing’s most glamorous division will be enormous with many already debating who will win out of Fury and Usyk.

British heavyweight fan favourite Allen has sparred with both champions in the past and so knows them very well.

He shared the ring with Fury on several occasions during a seven-year span, and flew out to join Usyk’s camp once as well.

Allen famously revealed after this experience that he’d been effectively ‘knocked out’ by Usyk when they sparred.

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