Twin Boxers Injured in Pennsylvania Car Accident

Identical twins who were once well-known boxers were hurt in a car accident.Identical twin boxers Rock and Tiger Allen sustained serious injuries after they were in a one-car crash in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Police say Tiger was driving the 1996 Ford Explorer on the Bethlehem Pike when it went off the road and slammed into a tree. The 29-year-old twins were transported to different hospitals and are both in serious condition, although the newspaper said the full extent of their injuries has not been released. Tiger was taken to the the intensive care unit at Hahnemann University Hospital while Rock is being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The twins are the sons of Naazim Richardson, who is the chief trainer for Bernard Hopkins, reported the paper. Hopkins is the WBC and The Ring light heavyweight champion.

Both Rock and Tiger were noted amateur boxers and U.S. Olympic team boxing hopefuls for the 2000 Olympics. However, they were both disqualified after trials in a weigh-in controversy where Tiger was accused of trying to weigh in for his brother at the 132-pound class after he failed to make the 125-pound class.