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'''Promoter:''' [[Golden Boy Promotions]]
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'''Promoter:''' [[Golden Boy Promotions]]<br>
He 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, Naazim 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.
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'''Rock Allen''' comes from a fighting family as his twin brother [[Tiger Allen|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.
  
 
== Amateur Achievements ==
 
== Amateur Achievements ==
Silver medal winner in the 1993 Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 93 lbs.
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*Silver medal winner in the 1993 Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 93 lbs.
Won  bronze medal in a 1997 Junior Olympics International Tournament at 132 lbs.
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*Bronze medal in a 1997 Junior Olympics International Tournament at 132 lbs.
Bronze medallist in the 1998 US Junior Championships at 132 lbs losing to Marshall Martinez.
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*Bronze medalist in the 1998 US Junior Championships at 132 lbs losing to Marshall Martinez.
Gold medallist in the 1998 US Junior Olympics at 132 lbs
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*Gold medalist in the 1998 US Junior Olympics at 132 lbs.
Gold medallist in the 1999 US Under 19 Championships at 132 lbs
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*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
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*Silver medal in the 1999 PAL Championships at 132 lbs beat [[Paul Malignaggi]] but lost to Marshall Martinez.
Competed 1999 United States Championships at 132 lbs losing to Marlon Kerwick
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*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
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*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
 
*2000 United States Amateur Lightweight champion beating Jacob Hudson in the final
Competed 2000 US Olympic trials at 132 lbs losing to Marlon Kerwick
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*Competed in the 2000 US Olympic trials at 132 lbs losing to Marlon Kerwick
Bronze medallist in the 2001 PAL Championships at 139 lbs losing to Andre Dirrell
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*Bronze medalist in the 2001 PAL Championships at 139 lbs losing to [[Andre Dirrell]].
represented USA at 2002 World Cup
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*2001 and 2002 United States Amateur Light Welterweight Champion (139 pounds)
Competed in the 2002 National Golden Gloves at 139 lbs losing to Joe Hernandez
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*Represented USA at 2002 World Cup
Gold medallist in the 2003 Juan Evalgelista Venegas Tournament at 147 lbs
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*Competed in the 2002 National Golden Gloves at 139 lbs losing to Joe Hernandez.
Gold medallist in the 2003 PAL Championships at 141 lbs beating Devon Alexander
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*Gold medalist in the 2003 Juan Evalgelista Venegas Tournament at 147 lbs.
Silver medallist in the 2003 United States Championships at 139 lbs losing to Lamont Peterson
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*Gold medalist in the 2003 PAL Championships at 141 lbs beating [[Devon Alexander]].
Won 2004 US Olympic Trials at 141 lbs beating Lamont Peterson, Lorenzo Reynolds and Devon Alexander and beat Peterson in Trials Box-off
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*Competed in the 2003 national Golden Gloves at 141 lbs losing to Devon Alexander on a walk over in the quarter finals.
Runner-up in Americas 2004 Olympic qualifier in Brazil to qualify for the Olympic Games
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*Silver medalist in the 2003 United States Championships at 139 lbs losing to [[Lamont Peterson]].
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*Won the 2004 US Olympic Trials at 141 lbs beating Lamont Peterson, Lorenzo Reynolds and Devon Alexander and beat Peterson in Trials Box-off
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*Runner-up in the Americas 2004 Olympic qualifier in Brazil, beating [[Breidis Prescott]] (Colombia), but losing to Juan de dios Navarro(Mexico) to qualify for the Olympic Games
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*2004 Olympic Games (light welterweight)
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**Round of 32 - Allen received a bye
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**Round of 16 - Lost to [[Boris Georgiev]] of Bulgaria (30-10)
  
Allen was a member of the 2004 United States Olympic Team, competing in the Light welterweight (64 kg) class. Allen was eliminated in the 2nd round. His results are as follows:
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== Automobile Accident ==
*Round of 32 - Allen received a bye
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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.
*Round of 16 - Lost to [[Boris Georgiev]] of Bulgaria (30-10)
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2001 and 2002 United States Amateur Light Welterweight Champion (139 pounds)
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'''Source:''' Fernandez, Bernard. "Rocky recovery for Philly boxer Allen" (2011, Dec. 9). [http://articles.philly.com/2011-12-09/sports/30498482_1_tiger-allen-rock-boxer| Article]
  
 
[[Category:2004 Olympians|Allen, Rock]]
 
[[Category:2004 Olympians|Allen, Rock]]

Latest revision as of 05:53, 10 March 2013

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Name: Rock Allen
Born: 1981-09-05
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6½″   /   169cm
Boxing Record: click

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions

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.

Amateur Achievements

  • 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 Brazil, beating Breidis Prescott (Colombia), but losing to Juan de dios Navarro(Mexico) to qualify for the Olympic Games
  • 2004 Olympic Games (light welterweight)
    • Round of 32 - Allen received a bye
    • Round of 16 - Lost to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria (30-10)

Automobile Accident

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