When Dilan Allicock enters the ring for his 12 rounds duel with Berbician, Richard Williamson,
he will go all out to avenge an earlier loss he suffered some two years ago when he debuted into the professional arena. At that time the two boxers had faced off in a 4 rounds bout at the end of which Williamson was declared the winner.
“I feel deep down in my heart that I had won that fight,” Allicock had pronounced shortly afterwards. He had since yearned for a return.
In the meantime, the young pugilist continued to hone his skills and went on to defeat Charlton Skeete in a 4 rounds bantamweight encounter. That was more than one year ago but Alicock diligently applied himself to his training schedule at the Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) boxing gym, James Street Albouystown, patiently biding his time.
That time has finally arrived and Allicock will face off with his nemesis when Thom’s Promotions presents 26 rounds of fistic fury at the Rose Hall Ground, Berbice, Saturday, December 13.
The Allicock/Wiliamson clash is the main bout, scheduled for 12 rounds and the winner will be crowned the new super/bantamweight champion of Guyana.
Williamson is a promising boxer and is currently honing his skills at the Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym at the junctions of St Magdaline Street and Strand New Amsterdam. The Berbician displayed good techniques in his sparring sessions with Dereck Richmond and spouted confidence of replicating the previous feat. He had dispatched a memo to his opponent that this time around he (Allicock) would be knocked out.
Over at the Forgotten Youth Foundation, Allicock is hard at work with victory on his mind. “I do my talking in the ring,” he blurted when informed of Williamson’s ‘threats.’ In the meantime his work ethic is commendable and suggests that Williamson is in for a tough fight.
Yesterday afternoon, he donned gloves with Delon Charles and appears to be rounding off nicely for what he terms the fight of his life. The two boxers sparred for 6 tough rounds and Allicock looked exceptionally well and it is obvious that Williamson will have to be at his best if he is to repeat the last feat.
“Dilan was unlucky not to have won that bout,” said one of his coaches, Joseph Murray. He assured that this time around his charge will leave the ring victorious.
Allicock also hit the heavy punching bag for several rounds before a lengthy session with the jump rope and a similar period engaged in calisthenics. His other coach, Sebert Blake, was also in attendance and supervised his training session. “I am confident that Dilan has the tools to take care of Williamson and take the local title,” he confidently declared.
In the two other professional fights, Berbician, Kishawn Simon, faces off with former lightweight champion, Revlon Lake in an eight round jnr/welterweight encounter that has caught the imagination of pundits while another Berbician, Derick Richmond, will tackle Romeo Norville over 6 rounds in a super/middleweight bout.
Fans will also be entertained with several other amateur bouts that will comprise a part of the card. The names of those boxers will be announced soon.
The fight is touted as an extra special holiday treat for the Berbicians since they have not witnessed a classical boxing card for quite some time. Admission is $2000 for the VIP section while general admission is $1000. Sponsors are Castle Hotel of New Amsterdam and Luxury Flats and Apartments, Fifth Street Alberttown, Georgetown.
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