Undefeated British Puncher Dee Allen Set To Fight For European Title After Kirstie Bavington Stripped
With domestic rival Kirstie Bavington being stripped of her European Welterweight title following a defeat to Kandi Wyatt, WBC International champion, London’s Dee Allen (4-0, 3 KOs) has been ordered to face Hungary’s Kinga Magyar (13-4, 6 KOs) for the vacant 147-pound championship.
Dee Allen and Kinga Magyar have until 12 noon on Wednesday, April 5 to agree on a deal or purse bids will be held.
Magyar lost four out of her first five bouts and is now on a 12-fight, six-year win streak having picked up a WBC trinket belt by stoppage in the process. The 27-year-old is the WBA’s #8 ranked contender at Welterweight.
Allen, labelled a big puncher, came off the floor to drop and stop Milena Koleva in the opening round of her debut in March. Following that, Allen recorded two more knockout wins against Matilde Contreras and Klaudia Vigh in back-to-back contests both in the 4th round.
The Londoner went the distance for the first time when she won a WBC trinket belt against 4-0 Cindy Reyes Espinoza in just her fourth outing after 7 months as a pro. Three stoppages in four wins as a female boxer is a rare occurrence, and if Allen was with a major promoter/network, there is no doubt she would have more hype behind her as well as a much bigger profile.
Allen has been calling for a bout with Olympic gold medalist Lauren Price and WBA world champion Terri Harper and despite none of these materialising, she’s now in line for a major title opportunity.
Her manager Robbie Flynn told NoSmokeBoxing that he believes his charge could present a significant challenge for Harper and she deserves a breakout fight.
“It’s a fight that we’d fancy, that we’d win… Dee is willing to step in the ring with anyone, literally anyone.”
“It’s two British females. I dare anyone to look at any footage of Dee and say it wouldn’t be a hugely competitive fight”
Harper defends her title against Cecilia Braekhus on the historic Taylor-Cameron undercard on May 20 with Gary Cully also set to feature.