Allen puts unbeaten record on the line against Webster tonight
Guyanese Lennox ‘2 Sharp’ Allen will put his unbeaten career record on the line this evening (Friday, February 15) as he pursues American Derrick ‘Take it to the Bank’ Webster at the Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA.
The two will square off in a WBA Gold Super Middleweight, 10-round contest.
“While it’s not a world title (fight)- it’s an interim- it will lead to a world title, and hopefully very quickly. So it’s a wonderful opportunity for Lennox Allen, who is an extremely talented fighter,” President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control, Peter Abdool, explained.
“He’s (Allen) a fantastic boxer in my opinion. He has extraordinarily quick hands and he has all the potential to become a world champion- half the time all you need is a break and the opportunity.”
Allen, 33, has a record of 21 wins (14 knockouts) and one draw in a career that started in 2004 with a TKO against Troy Lewis at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
However, the 6’1” Southpaw has had limited ring time recently, with only two fights since October 2015. In fact, he didn’t fight at all in 2016 and 2017 and had a solitary bout against Willis Lockett in July 2018, winning by TKO.
Webster, meanwhile, has been active, winning nine fights on the trot since his only career loss to Arif Magomedov in July 2015. The 6’4” Southpaw has 28 wins (14 knockouts) and one defeat.
The 36-year-old comes into this contest on the back of four fights in 2018, the last of which was in September against Milton Nunez.
President Abdool, after carefully analysing the styles of the two boxers, offered a prediction on the contest.
“He (Allen) has the potential to knock him (Webster) out,” Abdool predicted.
“If I were a betting man, I would say Allen should take it by knockout, somewhere after the seventh round. I don’t know about the rest of Guyana, but I’m really looking forward to precisely that happening. That’s not to say that Webster is not a great fighter; he’s a good fighter.”
Allen tipped the scale at 168 pounds, while Webster had 165.2.
Fight time is 22:00h.