PHILADELPHIA – Rising Philadelphia lightweight Damon Allen Jr., 13-0-1, 5
KOs, will be honored as “The One to Watch” for the Philly fight scene, at
the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Since his debut in 2013, Allen has been steadily rising in the lightweight
division, and now finds himself on the brink of a major breakthrough. With
Golden Boy as his promoter and an impressive skill set in the ring, Allen
is well-positioned to soon step into the spotlight.
For these reasons, Philly Boxing History, a non-profit organization
dedicated to celebrating and documenting the Philadelphia fight scene,
named Allen the “One to Watch” and will present him with a Briscoe Medal at
their annual event this weekend.
“It’s an honor and makes me feel like my hard work is not going unnoticed,”
Allen said of his Briscoe Award. “I truly believe I’m the ‘one to watch’,
and the next big talent coming from the City of Brotherly Love.”
*ABOUT THE BRISCOE AWARDS ON OCTOBER 15 FROM 1-4 PM*
The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight
Bennie Briscoe and the trophies were given away – the Briscoe Statue and
the Briscoe Medal – all bear the deceased icon’s likeness. The event brings
together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their
families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people, and
general sports fans.
This is the tenth year for the Briscoe Awards, which are presented by
Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to
preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s great boxing legacy. Past winners
at the Briscoe Awards include Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Steve
Cunningham, and many others.
The event returns to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of
Philly’s sports stadiums, located at 1100 Pattison Avenue
South Philadelphia. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at
BriscoeAwards.com or by calling 609-377-6413 <(609)%20377-6413>. Everyone