The heavyweight will fight Lenroy Thomas on the undercard of Brook v Spence Jr tonight at Bramall lane for the Commonwealth heavyweight title.
The 25-year-old has just two defeats on his 14-fight record and both have come against highly rated heavyweights – former British champion Dillian Whyte and unbeaten Cuban Luis Ortiz.
Allen is known for having an iron chin, best demonstrated when he was stopped last December in the last second of the eighth round against Ortiz, who has been touted as a challenger to Anthony Joshua.
But the Conisbrough fighter is also famous on the British boxing scene for his eccentric and bullish character.
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And that was on display once again as he weighed in ahead of his bout with Thomas, as he took off his socks and stuffed them down his boxers.
He then talked at his silent opponent as they faced off before offering his hand to shake, only to shape it into a fist at the last second.
Allen has sparred with Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko and sees himself on that level.
But he does not appear to be interested in abandoning his eccentricities outside the ring.
Dave Allen is one of the most entertaining heavyweights on the circuit
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Dave Allen will face Lenroy Thomas for the Commonwealth heavyweight title
"If I weren't a boxer, I would be a male dancer," Allen said this week.
"Would I be based in Doncaster? Nope, I would go worldwide I would imagine.
"To be honest I could have been a professional in nearly every sport going.
"I'm the best table tennis player in boxing.
"I go down to Doncaster bowling alley to play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-9pm.
"Anyone who wants a game, come down the bowling alley.
"If it was up to me and I was a millionaire, I would stage a fight somewhere like Cleethorpes beach and use my purse of £15million to let people in for free and have bouncy castles everywhere."