Dave Allen bizarrely underpriced to defeat Lucas Browne

Dave Allen bizarrely underpriced to defeat Lucas Browne

Odds of 1/3 handed to Dave Allen ahead of Lucas Browne fight

This weekend sees several appetising bouts between reputable names in the world of boxing. It wouldn’t be unfair to say that the matchup between Dave Allen and Lucas Browne is one of the most exciting in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans, but how the bookies have priced up the fight has caught a lot of people off guard.

It’s expected to be a tense meeting between The White Rhino and Big Daddy, with it likely to go either way as both boxers possess a similar record as well as similar capabilities in the ring. That’s why it’s come as such a surprise to see the odds telling a different story, Dave Allen now as short as 1/3 to defeat Lucas Browne, and William Hill providing the strongest price on the market at 4/9.

Odds were originally released for the fight between Dave Allen and Lucas Browne towards the end of January, Sky Bet offering a 6/5 price and 6/4 odds coming from both Betfair and Paddy Power. We saw these prices move below EVENS at the start of March, moving as short as 1/2 with some bookmakers.

Minor fluctuations between now and then have come into effect but we hit a new low on Monday morning, as Dave Allen’s odds went down to 1/3, prompting any experienced boxing punters into questioning why the change has been imposed by the bookmakers.

Bookmakers piling pressure onto Dave Allen’s shoulders as inexplicable favourite

It’s harder to calculate the alteration to the odds with Dave Allen last fighting in November and Lucas Browne last stepping into the ring at the start of March. The overall record of each fighter boasts of a lot of similarities – Allen winning sixteen, losing four and drawing two of twenty-two and Brown winning twenty-eight and losing one of twenty-nine – if anything only pointing toward Lucas Browne holding an advantage.

To this day, Lucas Browne’s only career defeat came against Dillian Whyte, adding to the many accolades of the first ever Australian heavyweight champion. The only setback he’s had was when he was stripped of his title following a failed drugs test, but he bounced back, making for an admittedly impressive story after previously working as a bouncer and an MMA fighter before turning pro in the world of boxing.

There’s a lot to be said for Dave Allen, who shows no fear and brings an excitement to boxing that only Tyson Fury was previously capable of doing. His record is factually inferior to Lucas Browne though, finding defeat four times, where he was also beaten by Dillian Whyte, as well as Luis Ortiz and Tony Yoka.

One performance has somewhat defined the Doncaster boxer, impacting how bookmakers rate his chances in future bouts. Dave Allen’s knockout victory over Nick Webb was impressive and it appears to have influenced the estimations over any and all upcoming meetings from a bookmaker perspective, prompting favouritism that isn’t entirely merited or accurate based on his record.

Dave Allen Boxing

Dave Allen has become infamous in the world of boxing for his sense of humour and extremely relaxed approach.

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