Guyana super middleweight champion Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen has dedicated his New York State title fight against Nick Brinson, November 13 in Albany (NY), to the memory of his brother, 19-year-old Christopher, who died recently back home in Guyana.
The sudden loss of his brother forced Allen to pullout of his scheduled September 24 headliner in Franklin Park, New York versus Brinson for the NYS championship. The match-up has been rescheduled as the main event for the Nov. 13th Ares Promotions show in Albany.
“I was devastated when I heard the news and unable to focus on boxing,” Allen explained. “We were real close. We are the only boys and the two youngest with two older sisters. I am dedicated this fight to my brother and mother, Hannah.
"I think Brinson understanding my situation, losing a close family member, was a good thing. Now, I’ve been back in the gym working hard, and we’re going to do it November 13th. I’m over it as much as I can be. Boxing has helped; I take-out my frustrations in the gym.”
The 25-year-old southpaw Allen, who now lives in Brooklyn, turned pro six years ago in his native Guyana, and moved less than a year later to Western Australia, where he lived and fought for 18 months. The 6’ 1” Allen (12-0-1, 7 KOs) benefitted from being a sparring partner for Bernard Hopkins for his fight against Joe Calzaghe, after which he captured the Guyanese crown and then signed a promotional contract with Boxing 360.
“We want to thank Team Brinson for allowing us to reschedule this New York State title fight after the untimely passing of Lennox’ brother,” Boxing 360 Director of Boxing Bob Duffy added. “They’re gentlemen, real class acts who we thank for understanding. We’re also grateful to Adam Neary (CEO of Ares Promotions) and matchmaker Diana Rodriguez for putting Allen-Brinson on top of their November 13th show in Albany.
“Lennox is a fan-friendly fighter who has a lot of upside. He trains all of the time, whether or not he has a fight scheduled, and unlike a lot of fighters today, he really wants to fight.”
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