Guyanese “Too Sharp” Allen suffers 1st defeat as Morrell Jr clinches WBA title
Guyanese Lennox “Too Sharp” Allen lost by unanimous decision to Cuban Osvary David Morrell Jr in their World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Middleweight title at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, USA, on Saturday evening.
Morrell Jr, 22, was dominant throughout the contest, outboxing the 35-year-old Allen, who suffered a first defeat in his 24th fight.
Judges Dr Lou Moret (120-108); Fernando Villareal (119-109) and Steve Morrow (118-110) all scored the bout heavily in favour of Morrell Jr in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX. The defeat was the first of Allen’s pro career.
For Morrell Jr, it was his third straight win of a promising career, and the first time he went 12 rounds after two knockout victories to start his professional journey. The win has put Morrell in a position to challenge for the real title, seemingly at any point he so chooses in his promising future.
The bout served in supporting capacity to a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout between Minneapolis’s Jamal James (26-1, 12KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Thomas Dulorme (25-3-1, 16KOs).