ANSA McAL gives Olympic-bound Allicock $150,000 to aid preparation
Olympic-bound bantamweight boxer, Keevin Allicock, has gotten a further boost in his journey to next month’s Games in Tokyo with G$150,000, compliments of ANSA McAL Trading Limited.
Allicock will become the first Guyanese boxer in 25 years to compete at the Olympics, and according to Treiston Joseph, Corporate Communications Officer at ANSA McAL Trading Limited, the company is laying the groundwork for further partnerships between the entity and the boxer.
“This is just a start; the [Guyana Boxing] Association reached out to us, it was short notice. This is just the start of the partnership in ensuring we will go forward when he returns. ANSA McAL has been a trendsetter in this particular point in Guyana’s sport where we look forward to having a relationship with our athletes,” Joseph expressed.
Allicock was elated with the support and offered some advice to other young athletes who may want to achieve similarly.
“You need to stay focus, the years that passed me, it was a moment just to teach me, a moment that prepared me for this moment. It is a journey, just don’t focus on the destination, you have to work during the journey.”
Allicock is set to depart Guyana on June 29 for Russia where he will spend the next three weeks in a high-performance camp before heading off to Tokyo for the July 23 to August 8 showpiece.
Allicock is the fourth local athlete to be signed by ANSA McAL in recent weeks, the others being Olympic-bound Chelsea Edghill, Olympic hopeful Emanual Archibald and cricketer Romario Shepherd.