Philly-fighter Allen started boxing at 7 and had his first bout at 9. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in second place at the 2nd AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Allen was eliminated in the 2nd round.
His results are as follows:
Round of 32 – Allen received a bye
Round of 16 – Lost to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria (30-10)
During his amateur career he defeated boxers such as Marcos Maidana and Lamont Peterson (twice) and finished his career as an amateur with a record of 168-10.
Allen turned pro in 2005 and is undefeated 15-0 thus far in his career, albeit against limited opposition.
Allen was also a member of the 2004 United States Olympic Team, competing in the Light Welterweight (64 kg) class.