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Wolverhampton boxing veteran Carl Allen faced Staffords’ Rob Hunt at the Aston Events Centre in Birmingham, England on Friday night in what would be Allen's 100th contest. Tough fighter Allen lost out on points to Hunt but it was all smiles afterward as he was presented with a special bottle of wine called ’The Boxer’ by British Boxing Board if Control official David Roden.
Making his pro-debut in 1995, light welterweight Allen's record stands at 18-75-7 (5). He won his last contest in 2003 against tough boxer Baz Carey. A likable man, Allen looked thrilled to receive recognition for his efforts. Talking to Sky Presenter Ed Robinson, Allen said, “It’s been great. They’re great people. Lots of famous people - I mix with these guys - it’s good. I’ve got the respect in boxing and I think I’ve achieved something.”
Recently, veteran Peter ‘Professor’ Buckley of Birmingham hung up his gloves having competed in 300 contests and last week Pontefracts’ Peter ‘Desperate’ Dunne announced his retirement from the game after 121 fights.