Monday, February 11, 2013

Allen Drops Unanimous Decision in Texas!

Greenbelt, MD junior middleweight Norman "The Shadow" Allen lost a six-round unanimous decision to Hector Vasquez Saturday night at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX.  Allen lost the bout by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55. reporter Jeff Zimmerman describes the action.

Vasquez dominated every round using double and triple left hooks to the body and the head with an occasional upper cut to easily outpoint Allen. Allen had his moments in the 2nd and 4th round coming out the aggressor and landed some nice combinations, but that only seemed to energize Vasquez who would use his superior speed and footwork to take back control of the fight. Although Allen appeared to have the size and reach advantage on Vasquez, he was not able to do anything with it allowing Vasquez to continually get inside without much effort and land body shot after body shot. 

In the last round, Vasquez stunned Allen with a triple left hook to the body, followed by shots to the head and tried to end the fight, but Allen withstood the onslaught and even landed an occasional counter of his own to the body of Vasquez. The fight ended with a wild exchange as both fighters were seeking the knockout, but instead they ended on their feet as Vasquez came out with the victory in front of his hometown fans.

Allen is now 6-7, three KO's while Vasquez is 9-1, two KO's.

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