December 1, 2020

Medals galore for boxers

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Team Cayman before they set off for the tournament with president Thomas Ebanks (far right).

The Cayman Islands boxing team may have a little trouble getting through customs with all the extra weight they’ll be carrying!

Five boxers from the D Dalmain Boxing Gym have returned from Barbados with a bucket full of medals.

Tafari Ebanks managed to secure gold at lightweight along with Thomas McField (middleweight) and Dariel

Ebanks (light heavy).

And there was also success for local favourite Kendall Ebanks who picked up a silver in a final bout that he was unlucky not to triumph.

Super heavyweight Gino Brown – taking part in his first tournament overseas – also picked up a silver.

Yesterday Thomas Ebanks, President of the Cayman Islands Amateur Boxing Association, said the fighters had done themselves proud.

“They have done exceptionally well,” he said. “We are all very, very happy with what they have achieved.

“It really is fantastic news and this shows that all the effort, preparation and commitment is really beginning to pay off.”

The fighters took part in the Ronald Wilson Memorial Tournament, previously known as the Caribbean Championships, involving boxers from all over the region.

They were coached by Nayon Donnie Anglin.

The trip was funded through the Ministry of Sport and a number of private sponsors including Paint Pros and AAP Plumbing.

Dariel Ebanks with his gold medal.

Tafari Ebanks (left) and Thomas McField show off their gold medals.

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