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Damon Allen Jr.

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Damon I. Allen Jr.
Statistics
Weight(s)Lightweight
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
NationalityUnited States American
BornDamon Isaac Allen Jr.
(1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 29)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights16
Wins15
Wins by KO5
Losses0
Draws1

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Damon Isaac Allen Jr. (born September 2, 1992) is an American undefeated professional boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He is currently signed to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Title Boxing as their primary brand ambassador.[2] Allen fights lightweight, utilizing an orthodox stance.[1] He ranks 14th out of 210 in the US and 89/1470 worldwide.[1] Allen has staged 5 knockouts and has a record of 15 wins 1 draw and 0 loses since making his professional debut at Harrah's Casino in 2013.[3][4] Prior to this debut, he fought in over 160 amateur matches.[4] Although several individuals of the Allen family are heavily involved in the boxing world, Damon is the first family member to take boxing seriously since his great grandfather, Mitch Allen.[5]

Early life[edit]

Allen has been boxing since the age of 8.[6] Allen was guided by his father, grandfather and great grandfather into the ring. Damon's mother also provided insight for him into the boxing world, as she worked as a boxing judge and also managed the gym the Allen's fought out of.[7][5] This gym is the Mitch Allen Boxing Gym, which was “dedicated in honor of Allen’s great grandfather Mitch Allen, a former professional fighter who fought 22 professional fights in the late 1940’s.”[5] As an adolescent, Allen fought in the Olympic trials as the youngest athlete for the London Games.[5] He attended Communications Technology High School in Philadelphia.[8] Allen began to compete on a National level by the age of 16.[5] Allen would attend college, but ultimately put his studies on hold to fully pursue and focus on his boxing career.[6]

Career[edit]

Allen won a gold medal at the 2009 Junior Golden Gloves Nationals.[6][why?] He won five fights in the first year of his professional debut.[9] He delivered a TKO victory in the second round against Adam Mate of Budapest, Hungary in 2017.[9]

Allen was featured in an issue of Sports Illustrated.[which?][why?] He is sponsored by Title Boxing, PLUSH vodka and C.R.Y.O. Philadelphia.[10]

In 2016, Allen fought at the seventh annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" event to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.[11] Allen gives group and individual boxing lessons to children and adults in his community.[2] He is an ambassador for Up2Us Sports, a youth development program in the United States.[10] In 2017, Allen worked with the Delaware Valley food bank Philabundance to organize a food drive in Philadelphia.[12]

Influences[edit]

Allen credits Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, David Reid and Matthew Saad Muhammad as being huge influences on his career and development. During his career, Allen had the opportunity to train in the same gym as Bernard Hopkins.[6]

Critical Reception[edit]

Bernard Hopkins states, “Damon Allen has all the right ingredients” and compares Allen to Pernell Whitaker, while encouraging people to look at Damon’s style, reflexes and demeanor.[13]

Dayna Allen for Blackaphillyated.com. stated that Allen is fully committed to the lifestyle of a professional boxer. [6]

Allen recieved the honor of being the "One to Watch" for the Philadelphia fight scene, at the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, on Sunday October 15, 2017.[3]

Boxing Record Summary[edit]

Professional record summary
15 fights 15 wins 0 losses
By knockout 5 0
By decision 10 0
No contests 0
Bouts[1]
No. Results Record Opponent Type Date Age Location
16 Win 15-0-1 United StatesAlexis Del Bosque SD March 31, 2018 25 United StatesMarina Bay Sports Complex, Quincey, Massachusetts, USA
15 Win 14-0-1 MexicoMartin Honorio UD December 14, 2017 25 CanadaQuai Catherine-Legardeur, Sorel-Tracy, Canada
14 Win 13-0-1 HondurasJayro Duran UD September 15, 2017 25 United StatesMGM Grand, Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
13 Win 12-0-1 MexicoGamaliel Diaz TD June 30, 2017 24 United StatesFantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
12 Win 11-0-1 HungaryAdam Mate TKO March 11, 2017 24 United StatesTurning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New Jersey, USA
11 Draw 10-0-1 MexicoLuis Arceo PTS October 7, 2016 23 United StatesBelasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
10 Win 10-0-0 MexicoDaniel Montoya RTD May 25, 2016 23 United StatesRay Dolby Ballroom, Hollywood, California, USA
9 Win 9-0-0 MexicoDaniel Perales UD March 5, 2016 23 United StatesDC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
8 Win 8-0-0 United StatesOscar Santana UD November 6, 2015 23 United StatesBelasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
7 Win 7-0-0 Puerto RicoLuis Rodriguez RTD June 30, 2015 22 United States2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
6 Win 6-0-0 Puerto RicoHector Marengo UD March 14, 2014 21 United StatesPA Metal Sheet Workers Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5 Win 5-0-0 United StatesAnthony Michael Linenfelser TKO January 10, 2014 21 United StatesPA Metal Sheet Workers Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Win 4-0-0 United StatesTony Walker UD September 28, 2013 21 United StatesBally's Event Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
3 Win 3-0-0 United StatesSamuel Omar Quinones Jr. UD August 23, 2013 20 United StatesValley Forge Casino and Resort, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
2 Win 2-0-0 United StatesTravis Thompson UD June 15, 2013 20 United StatesValley Forge Casino and Resort, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
1 Win 1-0-0 United StatesJoseph Ahaamid TKO April 19, 2013 20 United StatesHarrah's Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "BoxRec: Damon Allen". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Boxing Training - Athletes Academy - Montgomery County Norristown PA". Athletes Academy Training Facility. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "DAMON ALLEN JR IS THE ONE TO WATCH FROM PHILADELPHIA". Boxing News - Boxing, UFC and MMA News, Fight Results, Schedule, Rankings, Videos and More. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Voice, Tha Boxing (2013-04-18). "DAMON ALLEN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HARRAHS PHILADELPHIA". Tha Boxing Voice. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "Damon Allen Jr.: Continuing to prove his value". Undisputed Champion Network. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Making A Name: Philly Pro Boxer Damon Allen Jr. - blackaphillyated". blackaphillyated. 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  7. "1-2 punch of respect & responsibility | 6abc.com". 6abc Philadelphia. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  8. "Philly's Damon "No Smilin" Allen, Jr.,Remains Unbeaten | BoxingInsider.com". BoxingInsider.com. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Damon Allen Jr. No Smilin' | Golden Boy Promotions". www.goldenboypromotions.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Damon Allen Jr". Damon Allen Jr. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  11. "7th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Boxing Night". Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  12. "Damon Allen Jr. Celebrity Food Drive". 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  13. ESNEWS (2017-06-22), Bernard Hopkins On The New Pernell Whitaker - Damon Allen - ESNEWS BOXING, retrieved 2018-02-09


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