Whitey Allen was a tuff boxer who fought such great boxers as Harry Greb,
Gene Tunney, Bill Brennan, Willie Meehan, Bartley Madden, Battling Levinsky,
jim Coffey and Jack Dillon. Whitey Allen's birth name was Herbert Allard
but also had an alias Artie Allen. Whitey fought as a heavyweight at the
end of his career but also fought at lighter weights before that. He was
born in Sweden and then made his hometown Berlin, NH in the U.S.
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Birth Name: Herbert Allard
Date of Birth: 1891-June-22
Alias: Artie Allen, Hebert Allard
Birth place: Skarblacka, Sweden
Hometown: Berlin, NH
Manager: Leo P. Flynn
Date of Death: 1966-Oct-01
STAR BOUT ENDS IN FIRST ROUND
The New York Times. April 30, 1913.
Jim Coffey of Ireland stopped Whitey Allen of the Bronx in less than
Allen was no match for the hard hitting Irishman, and after the first
few seconds of the opening round he was entirely on the defensive with the
finish only a question of a short time. Coffey weighed 193 pounds and Allen
tipped the beam at 180 pounds. Allen's principal claim to recognition as
a heavyweight was through his victory over Nick Muller at the same club
about two weeks ago. He started off well by landing a few left jabs to Coffey's
face, but once the latter started Allen never never had a chance. He went
down four times in quick sucession, being floored three times and falling
once. He took the count of nine on his first fall, and on the second and
third trips to the canvas he took the count of three each time. When Coffey
sent him down the fourth time the referee waved the Irishman to his corner
and stopped the contest.
Greb Scores Technical Knockout
The New York Times. Dec 24, 1921. Page 12.
Syracuse, N.Y.., Dec 23,-1921-Harry Greb of Pittsburgh won a technical
knock-out over "Whitey" Allen of New York when the latter was
forced to quit in the sixth round of their bout here tonight. Greb punished
Allen severly throughout the fight and the New York man's eyes were completely
closed when he gave up.
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