At 35 and after three unsuccessful bids to get to the Olympics, middleweight boxer Aaron Solomon Prince – Trinidad and Tobago’s oldest fighter at the Games – is not ruling out another bid for glory in Paris after his first-round exit in Tokyo.
Prince suffered a 4-0 defeat to Slovakian Andrej Csemez on his Olympics debut at the Kokugikan Arena on Monday morning (TT time).
Prince was knocked down in the first round, before recomposing himself under orders from coach Reynold Cox.
He conceded quick blows from Csemez in the first and third rounds, leaving the judges to an easy decision.
Speaking to Reuters after the bout, Prince said, “I cannot believe that I did not win that fight.”
“He won the first round, but I thought I won the next two rounds. To lose by the scoreline seems unfair.”
“I am just taking it one fight at a time, one competition at a time. But who knows, maybe I will be back for Paris. I don’t know.”
“I’ll be 38 then, so maybe. We’ll see.”