Trinidadian boxer to visit Guyana enroute to Tokyo Olympics

…Allicock, Coach Blake heading to Russia next week

For the next week or so, Guyana will play host to Trinidadian boxer Aaron Prince, who is in full preparation mode for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
The 35-year-old middleweight pugilist is expected in Guyana this evening, alongside his Coach and first Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Association, Reynold Cox.
According to Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) President Steve Ninvalle, the one-week stay will entail Prince’s preparation for the upcoming international event.
“We’re happy that they could’ve chosen Guyana. There are many other countries in the Caribbean they could’ve chosen. It also shows the close alliance that we have,” Ninvalle shared in an invited comment.
This is Prince’s first time qualifying for the Olympics after 4 tries. His journey to the World Games has been stretched out over 13 years, and he is only the fourth Trinidadian amateur boxer in history to qualify for the Games.

Russia Bound!
Giving an update on Guyana’s own Olympic representative Keevin Allicock, the GBA boss shared that Allicock is expected to depart the Land of Many Waters next week enroute to Russia for a high- performance training camp.
“On the other hand, Keevin Allicock is preparing to leave Guyana early next week for Russia, to engage in a three-week training camp, and then leave from Russia to go to the Olympics,” Ninvalle informed this publication.
As expected, the 22-year-old Allicock, who hails from Albouystown, will be accompanied by his long-time Coach Sebert Blake, who has had a great influence on his career.

Keevin Allicock, who is bound for the Olympics, and Coach Sebert Blake

“Of course, we will be writing the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) for his release, so that he can accompany Keevin. As a matter of fact, Sebert has been with Keevin almost entirely through his boxing career, so it’s just appropriate that Blake should accompany him to the Olympics and to the training camp,” Ninvalle shared.
Keevin Allicock is one of 5 Guyanese athletes who have thus far qualified to participate in the July 23- August 8 Olympic Games.