‘Lightning’ Allicock off to Russia for World Boxing Championship


Guyana and Caribbean Bantamweight champion ‘Lightning’ Keevin Allicock is currently in Yekaterinburg, Russia, to participate in his first World Boxing Championship.

Allicock departed Guyana on Saturday and has moved up to the Featherweight division as the Bantamweight category has been left out of the World Championships. He will have his first bout on Wednesday against Finland’s Arsian Khataev.

Guyana Boxing Association president Steve Ninvalle said that his association worked tirelessly in order to get the talented boxer to the championships.

“The World Championship is only second to the Olympics and it is my commitment to keep exposing not only Mr. Allicock, but all of our boxers to the highest level of training and competition,” Ninvalle said.

Guyana’s last appeared at the World Championship in 2013 in Kazakhstan with Dennis Thomas and Imran Khan. Meanwhile, Guyana first-ever International Technical Officer Elton Chase is also at the World Championship.

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