Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) and local super middleweight champion, Lennox ‘2 Sharpe’ Allen still has it together as a fighter.
A year after he last fought, Allen returned to the ring on Wednesday night at the BB Blues Club and Grill in New York and picked up where he left off, defeating challenger Michael ‘The Amazing’ Gbenga by a six -round unanimous decision to keep his record unblemished.
The New York-based Allen, considered one of the best local pound-for-pound fighters won 60-54, 59-59 and 59-55 on the judges’ cards and remained unbeaten at 17-0 with 10 knockouts.
The 34-year-old Ghanaian (16-9-0 with 16 KOs) was no match for the skilful power puncher Allen who showed no signs of ring rust. It was Bgenga’s third straight loss.
Allen, 28, who is now under new management told Stabroek Sport yesterday that it felt good to be back in the ring to continue his march on the path towards a world title.
“I’m on a mission for success and there is nothing stopping that” said ‘2 Sharpe’. “I feel great, it’s good to be back, my opponent was tough but I was off a year so it was good for me to go the distance”.
The 168-pound CABOFE title holder also told this publication that he is looking to get back into the ring as early as October.