Allicock suffers a loss in opening bout

Keevin Allicock early on Saturday morning, bowed out of Olympic Medal contention, following a loss on points in his Round of 32 bout.

Allicock, paired with Alexy de la Cruz of the Dominican Republic for their featherweight encounter, boxed out of the red corner.

Keevin Allicock

A spirited start from both pugilists eventually saw the opponent landing a handful of punches, which led de la Cruz to win the first of the three round bout. While Allicock scored all 9’s from the five judges, de la Cruz’s points were all 10.

The Albouystown boxer had a better second round but still scored, 9,8, 9, 9, 9 from Judges 1-5 respectively.

In the final Round, Allicock was unstoppable, landing a series of hooks and jabs to destabilize his opponent. So impressive was Allicock’s performance in the third Round that de la Cruz lost his footing, with a brief crash in the ring, with just seconds remaining in the bout.

Though Allicock looked like a winner in the third round, the Judges were not convinced. He picked up scores of 10, 10, 10, 10, 9. While de la Cruz scored 9, 9, 9, 9, 10.

The points tallied to 28-29, 27-29, 28-29, 28-29 and 27-30, which saw de la Cruz winning on points, 5-0.