November 26, 2020

Only gold will do!

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(L-R): Thomas McField. Tafari Ebanks, Gino Brown, Kendall Ebanks, Nayon Donnie Anglin, Dariel Ebanks and President Thomas Ebanks. (Photo Christopher Tobutt)

Five fighters from the D Dalmain Boxing Gym headed to Barbados yesterday with only one thing on their minds – and that’s GOLD.

The pugilists will represent Cayman in the Ronald Wilson Memorial Tournament which starts this week. Previously known as the Caribbean Championships, Cayman has been sending fighters to take part since 2002.

Over the past 10 years the medal haul has been healthy – and this time around they are hoping to do the country proud.

At 17 years old Tafari Ebanks is the youngster boxer. He’ll be fighting at lightweight.

Kendall Ebanks – who recently trained in Miami – will go along with Dariel Ebanks. Both boxers are used to fighting on foreign soil having recently taken part in the World Amateur Boxing Games in Azerbaijan.

Super heavyweight Gino Brown and middleweight Thomas McField make up the rest of the team who will train under the watchful eye of coach Nayon Donnie Anglin.

Thomas Ebanks, President of the Cayman Islands Amateur Boxing Association, said: “They are all definitely going there to win and they are all capable of bringing home medals.

(Left to right) Dariel Ebanks, Thomas McField, Tafari Ebanks, Kendall Ebanks and Gino Brown (Photo by Paul Kennedy)

“That is their number one goal but if they don’t pick up medals I expect them to do their best and represent the Cayman Islands as best they can.”

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

President Ebanks added: “None of this would have been possible without the help from our sponors.

“And particularly Minister of Sport the Honourable Mark Scotland who recognises and has seen first hand the good work we do here.”

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