Seychellois boxer Andrique Allisop proud of Olympic performance despite opening round loss |16 March 2016
Seychellois boxer Andrique Allisop says he is proud of his performance despite being eliminated after losing his first fight in the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Allisop lost on a unanimous 3-0 decision against Irish David Oliver Joyce in the lightweight category (60kgs) in the preliminary round.
“I am not disappointed. I am proud of my fight because I performed twice better than my last time (Olympics 2012) and I was able to go three round of three minutes even with an injury. I did not give up,” said Allisop.
Allisop told SNA that he was hindered by a cut over his left eye after colliding with his opponent’s elbow.
“I had to be more careful and keep my distance but I was still bleeding and it affected my eyesight a bit. I did not have somebody on hand in my corner that could heal the wound quickly.”
In spite of Allisop’s injury, the scores were very close and he felt that he fought better than his opponent.
“I hit him more times and my injury did not stop me. I came here on a mission to give my best and I gave my best,” Allisop added.