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Alen Babic calls out Dave Allen after destroying Eric Molina

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By Charles Brun: Alen Babic (9-0, 9 KOs) immediately called out Dave Allen after dispatching Eric Molina (28-8, 20 KOs) in the second round on Saturday night in their scheduled eight round fight at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Babic and Allen could potentially be fighting next in December if Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn can work out a deal.

If Allen comes in good condition and is motivated, you can’t rule out the possibility of him beating Babic. Allan is the same type of heavy-handed all-action fighter that Babic, but with more size, experience, and power.

Fighting for the ‘Average Joe,” Babic, who serves the purpose of providing entertainment for Matchroom’s cards, knocked the former two-time world title challenger Molina down three times before the bout was stopped in the second round.

In round two, Molina went down without being hit in the second knockdown, and surprisingly, he didn’t beat the count. It looked to some boxing fans as a case of Molina taking a dive and choosing to bow out.

It was pretty clear from the first 10 seconds of the fight that Molina didn’t have his heart set for a grueling war, as he fell over after Babic hit him with a right hand.

I mean, it was a good shot from Babic, but it didn’t look like the type of punch that had enough power to bowl over the 257-lb Molina the way it did.

Babic calls out Dave Allen

“I’m ready to go,” said David Allen. “Hopefully, it can happen, and you will get the best version of me as well.”

“I’m never going to trash talk David Allen,” said Babic. “Dave Allen, David Price, and Derek Chisora, those are my guys. I watch every single fight of theirs.

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“How can I trash talk Dave Allen? I love him. I love what he’s done for boxing. He was the first one of my kind that said, ‘F**k zero.  Zero is nothing.’ He has six or seven defeats.

“I love him; I love Dave Allen. So, I hope we’re going to fight, brother, because, from day one, I came into this sport. They told me about David Allen. Now, I  have a huge opportunity. I love Joseph parker and Derek Chisora.

“Eric Molina, he’s dangerous. I think he’s done. He said he’s going to retire,” said Babic after the fight.

“Actually, no, because I thought he was going to go sooner,” said Babic when asked if he’s disappointed in Molina’s performance. “I thought he was going to roll over and die, but he did get back up, and it was a pretty hard shot.

“I think I broke my knuckle. In every single fight, I break my knuckle. I put a lot of padding, but it cracks every time,” said Babic. “Yeah, I caught him very good, and he got back up.

“If he stayed down, that would be a good knockout, but he did get up. He did a little holding, but he did show combinations and his famous right. He tried everything. I think he can go out now,” Babic said of Molina being able to retire now.

“I come from the sewers, the place where there’s no hope. There were some average Joes here, and I love them. I’m an average Joe.  I took a lot of punches to be here, and I’ll gladly do it. I’ll do it all over again. I’m just living my life,” said Babic.

It was a strange conversation between Babic and Allen, considering they sounded like good friends rather than potential adversaries.

Alen wants to lose his zero

“Zero represents something that’s perfect, and I’m everything but perfect,” said Babic. “I’m not the perfect heavyweight; I’m not the perfect technician; I’m not the perfect puncher.

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“I’m a very good puncher, a very good technician, a very good everything, but I’m not a perfect man. Sometimes I’m not perfect to my girl, which I loved the most in the world.

“Sometimes I wasn’t perfect to my mother. So, I’m everything un-perfection. So, Zero is just labeling me as this guy who can’t lose.

“No, I can lose. I can lose every day, but you’ve got to go through hell to beat me. I’m just searching for that someone, and I hope it comes fast because I don’t like to be perfect.

“When somebody tells you you’re not perfect your whole life and you just accepted it. I accepted it. I can live without all this tomorrow. I know how to live with nothing.

“I can drink water and eat bread. I know how to do that. It’s good, actually. So I’m not here for the perfectionist stuff. I want to change the world for the better.  Boxing is a poor man’s sport,”  said Babic.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and Dillian Whyte can find a way to help Babic lose his perfect record if they want. All it’ll take is for them to set up a fight between Babic and one of these heavyweights:

  • Carlos Takam
  • Chris Arreola
  • Joe Joyce
  • Fabio Wardley
  • Daniel Dubois
  • Robert Helenius
  • Frank Sanchez
  • Tony Yoka
  • Luis Ortiz

What they appear to be trying to do is build Babic up as the next Dave Allen to provide entertainment for undercards, and maybe if he keeps winning long enough, get him a title shot so he can make life-changing money.

Dave Allen came close to putting himself in a position for a big payday against Alexander Povetkin if David Price didn’t beat him in July 2019.

Had Allen won that fight, he would have fought Povetkin in a chance to potentially a world title shot against former IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Alen ready for Filip Hrgovic

“How many times have I told you that man is a bum? He’s a nobody,” said Babic when told that Felip Hrgovic stopped Erik Molina in three rounds.

“He fights nobody. I think I’m in front of him now in every single letter there is. How many times do I need to tell you that guy is a bum. He’s not going to fight me because he’s scared.

“Molina caught him 30 times. He caught me one time or two times, so he’s [Hrgovic] a bum. I’m to defeat him and take his boxing away from him because he’s a bad man. I’ll deal with that,” said Babic.

If Babic keeps pushing for the fight against ‘Stone Man’ Filip Hrgovic, he might get his wish.

Surprisingly, the unbeaten, highly ranked contender Hrgovic (13-0, 11 KOs) hasn’t shown interest in fighting Babic because it would be an upgrade over the opposition he’s been fighting since he turned professional in 2017.

Despite winning a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics, Hrgovic has been matched against the same type of weak opposition that you usually see from fighters that weren’t blessed with a great amateur background.

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