Respect, focus, determination and maturity.
It all comes with the territory for fast rising amateur standout, Keevin Allicock.
The 18 year-old capped his stellar 2017 campaign with a gold medal and a best boxer award on Boxing Day which came on the heels of snaring a silver medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games then a gold and another best boxer trophy at the National Open which was followed by a gold medal at the Caribbean Development Tournament in St Lucia.
It is safe to say that Allicock is showing plenty of promise and is arguably Guyana’s brightest boxing prospect for a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2017 coming out party for the 18 year-old fighting pride of Albouystown has his thinking way bigger than his bantamweight frame. He has Olympic medal dreams.
“Winning a gold medal for Guyana at the Olympics is my dream. I dream about that every day” said the soft-spoken pugilist. “Not talking because I want to talk but I know I have the skill and the discipline to win at the next Olympics.”
Allicock added “I came from a family of fighters and I want to do them and my country proud.”
Allicock’s coach, Sebert Blake who accompanied the young talent in The Bahamas at the Youth Games, cosigned his charge’s dream.
“He has the ability” said Blake. “He has the skill and I would say that all he needs is the support and more experience fighting at high level competitions.”
Blake continued “He is still young and has a long way to go, it is up to Guyana to be behind him, there just needs to be a proper plan in place since it is not a fly-by-night achievement.”