Born in Gastonia, NC in 1951, Allen McCuen and his brother Larry cut a wide swath in amateur boxing across the Carolinas during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Although McCuen totaled nine victories by knockout, he was considered a stylist in the ring and won most of his bouts by decision. McCuen boxed for the late Freddy Masters, an outstanding teacher of young men.
McCuen completed his career in 1972 with a record of 49 wins and 15 losses. He later opened a gym behind his house and began training young boys to box.
A graduate of South Point High School in Belmont, McCuen attended Sacred Heart College and married the former Karen Ferguson. Allen and Karen have been married for 35 years and live in Belmont. They are the proud parents of two children and seven grandchildren.
A devout man, McCuen is an active member of his church and teaches his young charges how to live and train properly through self-discipline.