A heavyweight battle between two social media rivals is coming in April according to Eddie Hearn.
The British promoter revealed on social media that David Allen and former world champion Lucas Browne have agreed to a deal and are set to fight in April in the United Kingdom. The fight ends a months-long rivalry between the two boxers across social media with a potential fight in 2019 being teased for several weeks.
While you wait for heavyweight news here is one that has been made! @davidthewhiter1 will fight Lucas Browne in April in the UK - full details announced shortly! @SkySportsBoxing @DAZN_USA pic.twitter.com/WGwHki5Sqg— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 24, 2019
The fight has no specific date or venue largely due to the fact that the heavyweight bout is being planned for the April 13 boxing show at Wembley Stadium. That card has yet to be announced because Anthony Joshua, the unified heavyweight champion who the venue was reserved for, is still looking for an opponent with the possibility that Joshua could instead fight in June in the United States.
Allen is currently riding a three-fight win streak in which he defeated all of his opponents inside the distance. Allen has previously fought notable boxers including the likes of Tony Yoka, Lenroy Thomas, Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz and sports a 16-4-2 record as a pro.
Browne is coming off a 2018 that saw him win two of his last three fights with his most recent victory being against Junior Pati in November, claiming the WBC-ABCO Silver heavyweight title. Browne sports a 27-1 record with his lone loss coming via sixth-round knockout against Dillian Whyte this past March.