As most of you now know, Boxing 360 took a big step this week in signing both super middleweight Lennox Allen and super bantamweight Leon Moore. Each fighter comes from Guyana. What they have in common more than that is they both come to fight. Lennox took the New York State title last year and we hope to move him into a higher ranking and title contention by late 2011, early 2012.Lennox Allen has really come a long way from when I first saw him. Each time he fights, he shows a new level of commitment and depth I wasn’t sure he had to start with. To top it off, he is one of the nicest fighters I’ve ever met. Guy is so humble and happy to be working with our team to get him where he wants to go. Boxing is a rough sport and a rougher business at times and it’s nice to meet people like Allen and help them reach their goals.
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, emerged in the early twentieth century as boxing gradually attained legitimacy and became a regulated, sanctioned sport. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse which is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional boxing bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters’ safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referee. Professional boxing bouts are typically much longer than amateur bouts, and can last up to twelve rounds, though less significant fights can be as short as four rounds. Protective headgear is not permitted, and boxers are generally allowed to take substantial punishment before a fight is halted. Pro boxing has enjoyed a much higher profile than amateur boxing throughout the twentieth century and beyond.