Rock Allen comes from a fighting family as his twin brother Tiger was also an outstanding amateur and is now a professional, another brother, Bear, is an amateur and his cousin, Karl Dargan is another former amateur champion who has turned professional. His father, Nazim Richardson, a former rap singer, works as part of Bernard Hopkins' training team. Rock started boxing at the age of nine after first trying tap dancing. Allen's twin brother Tiger Allen and cousins Mike Dargan and Karl Dargan are fellow professional boxers.
- Silver medal winner in the 1993 Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 93 lbs.
- Bronze medal in a 1997 Junior Olympics International Tournament at 132 lbs.
- Bronze medalist in the 1998 US Junior Championships at 132 lbs losing to Marshall Martinez.
- Gold medalist in the 1998 US Junior Olympics at 132 lbs.
- Gold medalist in the 1999 US Under 19 Championships at 132 lbs.
- Silver medal in the 1999 PAL Championships at 132 lbs beat Paul Malignaggi but lost to Marshall Martinez.
- Competed in the 1999 United States Championships at 132 lbs losing to Marlon Kerwick.
- Competed in the 1999 National Golden Gloves at 125 lbs losing to eventual silver medallist Jacob Hudson.
- 2000 United States Amateur Lightweight champion beating Jacob Hudson in the final
- Competed in the 2000 US Olympic trials at 132 lbs losing to Marlon Kerwick
- Bronze medalist in the 2001 PAL Championships at 139 lbs losing to Andre Dirrell.
- 2001 and 2002 United States Amateur Light Welterweight Champion (139 pounds)
- Represented USA at 2002 World Cup
- Competed in the 2002 National Golden Gloves at 139 lbs losing to Joe Hernandez.
- Gold medalist in the 2003 Juan Evalgelista Venegas Tournament at 147 lbs.
- Gold medalist in the 2003 PAL Championships at 141 lbs beating Devon Alexander.
- Competed in the 2003 national Golden Gloves at 141 lbs losing to Devon Alexander on a walk over in the quarter finals.
- Silver medalist in the 2003 United States Championships at 139 lbs losing to Lamont Peterson.
- Won the 2004 US Olympic Trials at 141 lbs beating Lamont Peterson, Lorenzo Reynolds and Devon Alexander and beat Peterson in Trials Box-off
- Runner-up in the Americas 2004 Olympic qualifier in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics).
- 2004 Olympic Games (light welterweight)
- Round of 32 - Allen received a bye
- Round of 16 - Lost to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria (30-10)
On June 7th, 2011, Rock was the passenger in his brother Tiger's car when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree pinning both men. Rock suffered a head injury as well breaking both of his legs, his right leg in two places. Allen also had a break in his lower spine and broken ribs. He spent three months in the hospital and underwent nearly 12 surgeries. Allen's doctor claimed that he likely would not have survived the crash had he not been in such good physical condition.
Source: Fernandez, Bernard. "Rocky recovery for Philly boxer Allen" (2011, Dec. 9). Article