Guyana bows out of Elite Men’s World Boxing Championships
Guyana’s run at the International Boxing Association’s (IBA) Elite Men’s World Boxing Championship came to an end on Tuesday morning after Desmond Amsterdam bowed out of the competition.
Having won his first fight last Friday, Amsterdam was tasked with coming up against World #4 ranked boxer in the Light Heavyweight class, Gazimagomed Jalidov of Spain, in their Round of 16 bout. And though he fought tooth and nail, the Guyanese boxer was outclassed by the Spaniard, who won on points on all 5 judges’ scorecards. The fight was scored, 26-30, 28-29, 27-30, 27-30 and 28-29.
With Keevin Allicock being ousted from the competition in his weight division in the Round of 32 last Friday, Guyana’s participation at the Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan has ended. The Guyanese boxers were accompanied to the Championships by Coach Terrence Poole, M.S.