Olympic Boxing Hopefuls Suffer Traumatic Pennsylvania Auto Accident

Up and coming 29-year-old boxing twins suffered serious injuries in a Pennsylvania auto accident that occurred on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Rock and Tiger Allen were driving on Bethlehem Pike when they lost control of their 1996 Ford Explorer and hit a tree. Police reported that the driver at the time of the incident was Tiger.

The men were taken to local hospitals by helicopter after sustaining serious injuries. According to his spokesman, Rock Allen was under the care of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital where he is said to be in serious condition. As of the latest reports, Tiger Allen was under the care of Hahnemann University Hospital where he is listed to be in intensive care.

The full extent of the twins’ injuries have not been released as of yet.

Montgomery Township Deputy Scott Bendig is said to be in charge of the investigation of the crash.

The twins were hopefuls for the U.S. Olympic boxing team for the 2000 Olympics, but were disqualified due to trials regarding Tiger’s weight. Rock returned to the Olympic ring in 2004 and joined the 2004 U.S. boxing team.

They are the sons of Naazim Richardson, who is the chief trainer for Bernard Hopkins, the WBC and The Ring light heavyweight champion. Rock and Tiger Allen had been mostly inactive in the ring in recent years.

We at Cordisco & Saile LLC are very sorry to hear of this tragic accident. We pray that both Rock and Tiger fully recover from their injuries.