Lenroy Thomas wins close 12 round decision over David Allen

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Tonight on the big Sheffield bill, Jamaica’s Lenroy Thomas boxed his way to a very close, even debatable 12 round split decision win over crowd favourite David Allen. Winning by scores of 115-114 twice, the third judge scoring it 115-113 for Allen, Thomas won the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title.

Now 21-4(10) the 32 year old southpaw boxed on the backfoot throughout, using his nice right jab as well as his sharp counter punching skills. Allen, now 11-2-1(8) was fighting his usual trundle-forward fight, forcing Thomas to work hard and a good number of people – Sky Sports pundit Carl Froch included – felt the 25 year old did more work and was deserving of the verdict.

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Luis Ortiz hammers David Allen to 7th-round defeat

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Tonight in Manchester on the big Joshua-Molina bill, unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz hammered out a relatively routine 7th-round stoppage win over a tough but not too ambitious David Allen. The 37-year-old southpaw finally got the stoppage right at the end of the 7th, as he teed off with both hands having hurt the 24-year-old Brit.

Time was 2 minutes and 59-seconds of the 7th and Ortiz is now 27-0(23). Allen falls to 9-2-1(6).

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Ortiz And Allen Clash In Manchester

Dave Allen says he will make Luis Ortiz look like an old man when they clash at the Manchester Arena on December 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Allen clashes with the Cuban star over eight rounds in Manchester on a night where Anthony Joshua defends his IBF World Heavyweight title and old foe Dillian Whyte puts his British belt on the line against Dereck Chisora in a WBC eliminator.

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