Flyweight Allicock medals for Guyana

Youth Commonwealth Games

Guyana flyweight youth sensation Keevin Allicock stormed into the semi-final of the Youth Commonwealth Games following a points victory over Ireland’s Kian Bittles Friday afternoon in the Bahamas.The quick-fisted Guyanese defeated Bittles by a 4-1 to assure his country of at least a bronze medal and earned a date with Canada’s Jordan Mathieu in today’s semi-final. According to an elated coach

Keevin Allicock

Sebert Blake his young charge from the Forgotten Youth Foundation was sublime in the ring.“It was a tough fight but Keevin was up to the challenge. We all know that the Irish are very tough but we proved that Guyanese are tougher. I applaud the performance but we know that there is tougher opposition down the road. We are prepared and our aim is to come back home with a gold medal,” Blake said. The AIBA Three Star coach informed that Allicock turned on the heat in the third round forcing the referee to give Bittles an eight count.  “I applaud the performance. We now turn our attention to winning the semi-finals,” Blake added.  The loss was the first suffered in the ring by Ireland at the games.