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BigG
Whats going on with Rock Allen?

He's Nazzim Richardon's son BTW

2004 Olympian.

But recently he's been very inactive?

He has a great team with Naz, BHOP, Shane, John David Jackson, and those guys and I've watched him a couple of times and he's shown good talent and skills?
Snoop
I was asking the same question when I watched 24/7. Is it just me or does he look noticeably bigger?
King Eugene
Yea he looked kind of heavy to me as well. I was thinking he would probably use the time in the Mosley camp to some what prepare for his next fight but nothing has been said about who he is fighting next.
Method
I saw him in Vegas and spoke to him. He said he tore his shoulder up (rotator cuff?), but that he'd be back soon enough.
pcraw
QUOTE (Method @ May 8 2010, 07:05 AM) *
I saw him in Vegas and spoke to him. He said he tore his shoulder up (rotator cuff?), but that he'd be back soon enough.



Beat me to it. Lol. Yeah I spoke to him out there as well and he said hopefully this summer, but was rehabbing a pretty bad shoulder injury for awhile. He's a couple pounds over his fighting weight now though.
Spyder
That guy was a good amateur until he met Lamont Peterson...it seems that he suffers from the Jeff Lacy curse.
Lil-lightsout
QUOTE (Spyder @ May 10 2010, 11:42 PM) *
That guy was a good amateur until he met Lamont Peterson...it seems that he suffers from the Jeff Lacy curse.


Elaborate please. I remember hearing he had a controversial win over Devon Alexander to make the 2004 Olympic team, but what's with this with Peterson?

I have seen a few of Allens amateur fights, we fought at the same weight, but I never fought him. In 1999(I believe) I was one fight away from fighting him but lost I split decision to kid who eventually lost decision to Rock.
Method
Rock has some solid amateur wins.
Spyder
QUOTE (Lil-lightsout @ May 11 2010, 12:47 AM) *
Elaborate please. I remember hearing he had a controversial win over Devon Alexander to make the 2004 Olympic team, but what's with this with Peterson?

I have seen a few of Allens amateur fights, we fought at the same weight, but I never fought him. In 1999(I believe) I was one fight away from fighting him but lost I split decision to kid who eventually lost decision to Rock.

Rock Allen was ranked number 1 by USA Boxing, until Peterson started beating him on the regular. I said Jeff Lacy, who was also a solid amateur, but Rock actually shares a closer path to Andre Berto...Berto was the top dog at 152 until his nemesis, Juan McPherson, found his number.

I'm not sure what ever happened to McPherson...maybe an injury?....but he was a tall, slick southpaw that could give anyone trouble. Boxrec has his last fight in 2007, with a record of 7-0.

Lil-lightsout
QUOTE (Spyder @ May 11 2010, 10:52 AM) *
Rock Allen was ranked number 1 by USA Boxing, until Peterson started beating him on the regular. I said Jeff Lacy, who was also a solid amateur, but Rock actually shares a closer path to Andre Berto...Berto was the top dog at 152 until his nemesis, Juan McPherson, found his number.

I'm not sure what ever happened to McPherson...maybe an injury?....but he was a tall, slick southpaw that could give anyone trouble. Boxrec has his last fight in 2007, with a record of 7-0.


Thanks for the info man. That's pretty cool you were up on the amateur scene.
Fitz
QUOTE (Spyder @ May 12 2010, 12:52 AM) *
Rock Allen was ranked number 1 by USA Boxing, until Peterson started beating him on the regular. I said Jeff Lacy, who was also a solid amateur, but Rock actually shares a closer path to Andre Berto...Berto was the top dog at 152 until his nemesis, Juan McPherson, found his number.

I'm not sure what ever happened to McPherson...maybe an injury?....but he was a tall, slick southpaw that could give anyone trouble. Boxrec has his last fight in 2007, with a record of 7-0.


You still follow the amateurs? I don't watch them, not because I don't like them, just because they don't show them on TV, and I wouldn't go out of my way just yet to go see them at a regular basis. But I would definitely watch them if they were given coverage over here.
If so, any guys now that you think we should look out for in a few years?
Also I have noticed in the past, you have a lot of knowledge with the amateurs in general. To follow it that closely, there must be something you really like about it, what is it that you like the most about it?
Just curious, as I have never watched it on a regular basis closely. The most I probably ever see of it, is usually at the olympics.
Spyder
I don't follow them as closely as I used to. I still have a few friends that are fighting, so I'll keep up with their weight classes. My friend that Jon was supposed to spar with lost in the Golden Gloves nationals to the eventual winner...he was up on the cards too before they got tied up. Jelani was beating his body, and the guy hit him behind the head and dropped him. The ref didn't see it. Here's a clip of the winner...the opponent is NOT my friend. lol


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