Guyana’s boxing duo of Keevin Allicock and Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis had to settle for bronze medals when they contested the semifinals of the 2018 edition of the South America games in Bolivia.
Allicock assured Guyana of its first medal when he stormed into the semi- finals of the bantamweight division on Saturday. Allicock defeated Lucas Garcia of Uruguay by a 3-2 margin and came up against an Argentine in his semifinal match. The high altitude conditions, which make the air thin, took its toll and Allicock was seen to tire during the second round and his opponent capitalized to up the tempo and gain the decision.
Manager/coach Terrence Poole had earlier indicated that Allicock was finding it difficult to get accustomed to the high altitude and weather.
Meanwhile in the light welterweight division, ‘Superman’ Lewis who had defeated Venezuelan, Christian Madena, in his quarter-final match to ensure that Guyana will leave with at least two medals, lost in the semifinal after his fight was halted. Poole indicated that the stoppage was very questionable because Lewis was making a fight of the contest and was at a loss as to why the contest was halted.
The fighters will now have to focus on their CAC Games quest to go better than the bronze medals they have won now.
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