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Kendall prepares as Dariel wins

Dariel Ebanks

West Bay boxer Kendall Ebanks gets into the ring on Saturday for the start of his gold medal journey.

And after his gym mate Dariel Ebanks powered to victory in his opening fight, Kendall needs to keep the flag flying for Cayman.

Light weight Kendall, 22, has completeD his advanced training ahead of the World Boxing Championships.

Speaking from Azerbaijan Kendall told iNews: “The camp has been over about seven days now.

“I’ve moved from that location which was the country into the city where my team was located.

“I’ve met up with my coaches and teammate Dariel Ebanks. Camp was very beneficial to me. I thank God for putting me in the position. I feel that I’m capable of gold now.

“Out in the country is a lot of farm land not a lot to see. Its away from everything so there’s no distractions

“It’s just been training, training and more training and what a great feeling that is.”

Kendall has now moved to Baku, the capital of the former Soviet Union country for the start of the Championships.

A gold or silver medal will mean automatic qualification for next year’s London Olympics. A top ten finish for Kendall or Dariel would see the pair enter into the qualifying stages.

But the two fighters from Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gym only have one thing on their minds – and that’s gold.

Kendall Ebanks

Dariel, fighting at 81k, won on a points decision against Agnes Keddy of the Seychelles. He next steps in the ring on Sunday with one victory already under his belt.

Kendall is hoping to follow in his footsteps the day before.

Kendall added: “My fight is on Saturday Oct 1st against Morroco. I’ve trained hard and I’m ready for the fight mentally and physically. God has me well prepared for this.

“Out here the city is beautiful. It reminds me of Paris. The building structures are amazing, very different.

“I made a lot of new friends out here. Fighters from all over Africa, Panama, Tonga and practically the whole Caribbean. I don’t know many European fighters though, they are a little more to themselves.”



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