Robert Allen (boxer)

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Robert Allen (born June 7, 1969) is an American professional boxer from Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and fights as a middleweight.

Amateur career[edit]

Allen was a standout as an amateur, becoming the 1992 United States Amateur Light middleweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed Armed & Dangerous he has held several minor titles and fought for the world middleweight title three times against all time great middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins. The first fight ended in a no contest when Hopkins was pushed out of the ring by referee Mills Lane when he was breaking a clinch. In the second fight Hopkins knocked Allen out in the 7th round. In their third fight Hopkins won an easy 12 round decision. As of November 14, 2008 his record stands at 39(27)-5(4).


Title last held by
Bernard Hopkins
NABF Middleweight Champion
November 14, 1995 – August 11, 1996
Succeeded by
Brian Barbosa
New title IBF Middleweight Champion
Interim title

September 19, 1998 – February 9, 1999
Unified by Bernard Hopkins