Rock Allen

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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 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, 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. Won 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. Gold medallist in the 1998 US Junior Olympics at 132 lbs. Gold medallist 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 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 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. Represented USA at 2002 World Cup Competed in the 2002 National Golden Gloves at 139 lbs losing to Joe Hernandez. Gold medallist in the 2003 Juan Evalgelista Venegas Tournament at 147 lbs. Gold medallist in the 2003 PAL Championships at 141 lbs beating Devon Alexander. Competed 2003 national Golden Gloves at 141 lbs losing to devon Alexander on a walk over in the quarter finals. Silver medallist in the 2003 United States Championships at 139 lbs losing to Lamont Peterson. Won 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 Americas 2004 Olympic qualifier in Brazil, beating Breidis Prescott(Colombia), but losing to Juan de dios Navarro(Mexico) to qualify for the Olympic Games

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:

  • Round of 32 - Allen received a bye
  • Round of 16 - Lost to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria (30-10)

2001 and 2002 United States Amateur Light Welterweight Champion (139 pounds)