Lennox Allen was born into a loving home in Georgetowne, Guyana, but his mother wanted to assure her teenage son remained a focused student. \
“I’m not one of those fighters with a sad story. I was raised by both parents with the notion that family comes first along with two older sisters and a younger brother,” said Allen.
“But Guyana’s a tough place, and I think my Mom put me into boxing as an after-school thing at the age of 11 as a deterrent to keep me away from what was going on in the streets. My first fight was as a 12-year-old and I fell in love.”
A southpaw, Allen went 42-2 as an amateur, winning a bronze medal in the South American Games in 2003 before turning pro three months before his 19th birthday.
“At the age of 18, I got signed by a promoter,” said Allen. “I had decided to stop fighting for free and to make some money.”
Allen captured his first three professional bouts of 2004 in his hometown of Georgetowne, winning second- and first-round TKOs over Troy Lewis (April) and Rhyan Foster (December) as well as a four-round unanimous decision over Wayne Briggs (May).
Nicknamed “2 Sharpe” for his versatility, Allen won twice more in 2005: A six-round unanimous decision over Eak Ubol Por Muangubol (February) preceding a 42-second stoppage of Joe Lopez (March).
An eight-round unanimous decision over Ade Alfons in March 2006 was the lone victory of that year before Allen rose to 9-0 (5 KOs) in 2007 on an eight-round decision over Winston Pompey (April) and consecutive first-round TKOs in October and November of Rafael Romero and Johnathan Nelson.
Allen notched his 10th victory over Leon Gilkes by second-round TKO in June 2009, the year he “Came to America and made Brooklyn my home ever since.”
Getting The Job Done
Allen went 3-0-1 (2 KOs) in 2010, the start of a 13-fight unbeaten streak (12-0-1, 8 KOs).
His six-round unanimous decision over Amador Acevedo (March) and sixth-round TKO of Victor Paz (July) were followed by an eight-round draw with tough journeyman Darnell Boone (August) and a seventh-round TKO of Nick Brinson (November), the latter of whom entered at 7-0-1 (5 KOs).
Allen won twice more in 2011, with a second-round TKO of Jesse Orta and a 12-round unanimous decision over Kwesi Jones (May.
Following a fourth-round stoppage of Michael Walker (July 2012) and a six-round unanimous decision over MIchael Gbenga (August 2013), Allen stopped all three of his rivals in 2015 comprising TKOs in the second, seventh and second rounds over Kojo Issah (January), Paul Gonsalves (April) and Istvan Zeller (October).
“My main thing is I’ll do whatever it takes to win,” said Allen. “Whether I have to be a boxer or a fighter, I know I have the skills required to get the job done.”
Allen’s third-round TKO of Willis Lockett in July 2018 set him up for what figured to be his most difficult task to date: A 10-rounder against 6-foot-4 southpaw Derrick Webster, who entered at 28-1 (14 KOs).
Allen dominated the undercard bout before a sold-out crowd of 2,225 at the Grand Casino Hinckley in St. Paul’s, Minnesota, his big right hook flooring “Take It To The Bank” Webster on his way to an impressive 10-round unanimous decision.
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