David Allen does not yet believe his days are numbered in the heavyweight division.
The Doncaster fighter was pulled out of his last contest by his trainer Jamie Moore in the sixth of eight scheduled rounds.
Allen (21-6-2, 18 KOs) was in action last weekend, on Saturday, at the AO Arena in Manchester and was taking on Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke.
The fight, as part of the supporting cast too Chris Eubank Jr’s 10th-round stoppage win in a rematch against Liam Smith, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, was foul-ridden before Allen was retired due to a perforated eardrum.
Clarke, who moved to 8-0 with six quick in victory, was deducted two points in the sixth round for low blows, with many suggesting that the Tokyo Olympics captain of Team GB was fortunate not to have been disqualified.
“I can only apologise for how things went down and I make no excuses at all,” said Allen on social media in the aftermath of the proceedings from the pay-per-view offering which was promoted by Boxxer in association with Wasserman Boxing. “The better man won and I have to have a serious think about my future.”
However, fast forward a few days and ‘The White Rhino’ is keen to see what’s next for him.
“Jim White rang me earlier on withheld number and said: ‘Can I interview you for talkSPORT,” Allen began on Instagram on Thursday. “Before I had chance to actually work out if it was Jim White and [the person was] not winding me up, he asked if I was going to box again.
“My answer to him, and everyone else who has asked me, [was] ‘Of course I am.’”
It remains to be seen what offers are going to be put on the table for Allen, who has had just five fights in four years since retiring against David Price at the O2 Arena in London back in July 2019, but one thing that is for sure is that he will be ready to go again in no time.