Carlos Suarez couldn’t make it pass the opening round of the men’s light-weight 49kg class in his bout on Tuesday. The 19 year old Trinidadian was however full of energy which was greatly appreciated by the spectators.
Suarez went up against Turkish opponent, Ferhat Pehlivan and found himself quickly behind in the scoring, down 10 – 4 by the end of the second round. It would be hard for you to tell Suarez was losing because by the end of the third round, the whole arena was chanting his name. He gave the fight some much needed entertainment value.
Both boxers failed to land clean punches and the fight itself was a complete mess and disappointment. The Turkish boxer slid close to over a dozen times but was still awarded the win by the five ringside judges on a score of 16 – 6 due to getting in more scoring punches.
Despite the poor quality of the fight, Suarez, who is representing the country of his mother proved to be a Trini at heart, creating the entertainment anywhere they go even while competing. Great work Carlos Suarez and much is expected of the young man in the field of boxing.