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“I’m the better boxer” – Arnold Allen wants to end the debate about the “best boxer in the UFC” with a win over Calvin Kattar » FirstSportz

Arnold Allen vs Calvin Kattar
Arnold Allen vs Calvin Kattar

Arnold Allen shocked the world by knocking out Dan Hooker in the first round of their contest at UFC London. Coming off a submission loss to Islam Makhachev, Hooker decided to jump to featherweight to get a fresh start on his career. The move didn’t go as planned and now fans are worried about his future with the organization.

Allen extended his winning streak to 10 and is currently undefeated in the UFC. He has long asked for high-level opponents, but a win over Hooker has certainly given his career a much-needed boost. Allen was very pleased with his performance and spoke about it in his post-fight interview.

He said, “Honestly, I know I’m a finisher. I know I’m really a decision-maker, I pretend now, but I have the power in my hands. All my trainers tell me I hit hard, I spar with body shots on people. It just doesn’t come out in combat. I think the type of opponents I’ve fought didn’t allow me to fight this way. I almost had it in the last fight but then I broke my baby hands and that didn’t happen.

Relatives – Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling and others react to Arnold Allen’s dominating finish in the opening round against the very tough Dan Hooker at UFC London

I don’t think doing that extra cut is a good choice“- Arnold Allen reflects on Dan Hooker’s decision to go featherweight

Dan Hooker after losing to Arnold Allen at UFC London
Dan Hooker after losing to Arnold Allen at UFC London

Allen called out another featherweight prospect, Calvin Kattar, after his win. Kattar got a pinch of his life from the former champion, Max Hollowey Early 2020. But against Giga Chikadze he came back stronger and stunned everyone with his performance. Allen wants his shot at the title and realizes he has to be up against someone in the top five to get his chance.

Discussing his decision to call out Calvin, he said: “I want to be in the top five and I think he’s in the top five and that’s the fight to get me there. And we were offered this fight for a Main Event spot last year, or earlier in the year I think, but I was out with an injury. I think (a fight against Calvin) works really well. He’s smaller than that guy so that fits. But yeah he’s mostly a boxer, I’m mostly a boxer so it’s a fan friendly fight and I think I’m the better boxer.”

Hooker is at a difficult point in his career and contemplating his featherweight move, Allen told: “Personally, I didn’t think it was the best choice. If anything, someone like that, maybe it would be a good idea to go back upstairs, but he knows his body, he knows how it feels. But yeah, I think his best work is at lightweight. No knocking on him or anything obvious.”

Also read – UFC London: Arnold Allen secures biggest KO win over Dan Hooker in first round, extends win streak to nine

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