Tom Allen

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Class of 2014
Pioneer Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]

Name: Tom Allen
Born: 1840-04-01
Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Died: 1903-04-05 (Age:63)
Hometown: United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 11″   /   180cm
Boxing Record: click

Tom Allen was bare-knuckle Champion of America 1873-76. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.

Newspaper article:
St. Louis, MO--February 27, 1899

Tom Allen is under arrest at the Four Courts, charged with murder. Tom Couprey, whom Allen shot in the course of a fracas at the ex-prize fighters saloon, died at the City Hospital shortly before midnight last night. Allen declares he thought Couprey was going to shoot him and for that reason used his revolver.

External Links

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  • CBZ Record: [3]

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