Dave Allen V Love Joy Betting
On the 31st of October heavyweight Dave Allen will take on Christopher Lovejoy in an interesting encounter. Allen was scheduled to face Christian Hammer, however after Hammers recent positive covid test, Matchroom was forced to find a new opponent for Allen.
In steps Christopher Lovejoy. American Lovjoy holds a 100% knockout record with 19 wins coming inside the distance.
When asked about the fight Allen said, "He's a big, strong man and just look at his record - he's done what's been asked of him in those 19 fights.
"There's not much footage of him, so I don't know really know what I'm preparing for which adds to the intrigue but I'm going in there to do a number on him."
All but two of Lovejoy's victories have come in the very first round, with all his previous fights taking place in Mexico.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn who has backed Allen for some time now said, "The truth is, he might be an absolute beast or he may get found out but for Dave Allen, it's a huge opportunity.
Who is Boxer Christopher Lovejoy?
Lovejoy is 36 years old and boasts a record of 19-0, 19 KOs. The american boxer has only ever fought outside of Mexico on one occasion, and he has only ever face one opponent with a winning record. Lovejoy, is ranked 15th in the world with the WBA governing body.
Lovejoy list of past opponents isn't the greatest, he beat his first 13 opponents by 1st round knockouts, and all his opponents have only 13 wins between them. Dave Allen will certainly be his toughest test to date and the odds look to be against lovejoy but its an interesting fight none the less.
Lovejoy is now 36 years old, which is just past prime years for a heavyweight, so he certainty needs to step up his opposition sooner rather than later to see how far he can go. There are only just over one hundred 200 pounds plus boxers based in Mexico at the moment. The top-ranked of those is just 8-0. Therefore, Lovejoy has to push on for the sake of his own legacy. To try to create something he can at least look back on a be proud of. The only way he can do this is to fight some live opposition. And to test himself to see just how good he can be - World Boxing News
When asked on the bout Lovejoy said "" finally made it here to the U.K!" said Lovejoy. "I'm here to shock the world and show what Chris Lovejoy is really about. Dave will end up number 20 on my record. I've travelled a long way so I just hope he shows up!"
Christopher Lovejoys Boxing Record
- Lovejoy has a record of record 19-0, 19 KOs.
- The total record of all of Lovejoys previous 19 opponents is 39 wins and 177 losses. Every single oppotnent was from Mexico.
- The weight of most of Lovejoy's opponents have being Cruiser weights.
- Lovejoys debut opposition was Mexican boxer Arron Franco, he later went on to fight him again in his 17th bout.
- Hes fought the same guy 3 times! He has 3 wins on his record against Edgar Montejo. Who only has one win on his whole record!
- Lovejoys 13th win was agaisnt Martin Rodrigues, amazingly Rodriguez used to box at welterweight before piling on the pounds to face Christopher Lovejoy.
Dave Allen V Lovejoy Betting Odds
The bookmakers have Dave Allen a 1/6 on betting fave. We watched a few clips of the american training and we cant help but agree. Theres limited footage of the Lovejoy online, however we cant help but agree with these odds. His record is extremely poor and looks a lot better at first glance. However, power is power ad must be respected .
We will be most probably be placing a bet on Dave Allen on a points or late stoppage.We expect to get odds of evens or better for rounds 7-12 but we will wait until the betting odds for these particular markets are live before we place our bet.
Betting on Lovejoy to KO Dave Allen Odds
On the surface this may seem like a great bet, at the end of the day this is heavyweight boxing, the american has ko'd everyone hes come across and Allen does have a few stoppage losses on his record. At the time of writing this article the bookies haven't published the odds on a Loyjoy KO however to can get Lovejoy to win at 10/3. We will be positing the Lovejoy KO to Dave Allen betting odds nearer the time.
Betting on Allen to beat Lovejoy via Points Decision
We are interested int he odds in this market. Dave Allen isn't the biggest power puncher but he is strong fit and durable. We can see this one being dragged out over the distance and if it does we could see Dave Allen taken a decision on home soil. We expect odds of around evens or better for this type of market.
Betting on the Draw
A bet on a draw can often return odds of 25/1 or more. For this bout however we cant see it, we will be betting on a Allen points win or late stoppage, and if we're backing the American we will be looking for an the odds on an early KO. However if you do expect this one to go the distance and can see it being close on the scorecards then you should be able to find odds of around 25/1.
Other Undercard Bouts to Bet on
Other undercard bouts on the Usyk v Chisora card include, Savannah Marshall v Hannah Rankin, the Hartlepool based boxer will step up to the Matchroom shows with a tough bout agaisnt the durable Hannah Rankin.
We also have an interesting clash with Selby V Kambosos, the bookies have this one very close and we bet on Selby at odds of 4/11.