There was little time to relax over the festive period for Cayman’s local boxers because they knew they would be back in serious training quickly into the new year for a show tomorrow (Saturday).
Eight boxers from the Bahamas will do battle with Cayman’s best at the D. Dalmain Ebanks gym in George Town. It starts at 6.30pm and entry is $10 or $25 ringside.
Olympic hopefuls Kendall Ebanks, Dariel Ebanks and Jason Parchment are matched against the Bahamians. Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison faces Jesse Bodden in a box-off for a berth at the Pan American Games in Mexico in October.
There are plenty of other local fighters on the bill, including Gino ‘Crusher’ Brown.
Coaches Donie Anglin, Norman Wilson, Charles ‘The Killa’ Whittaker and Troy O’Neil have got all the Christmas excess off their charges and everyone is primed to go, including female boxer Tracey Seymour who faces a girl from Jamaica.
There will be little time to unwind after this show because the next one is on 5 March when the US Virgin Islands visit.
The USVI are one of the best teams in the Caribbean.
Not surprising when head coach is Julian ‘The Hawk’ Jackson, the former light-middle and middleweight champion who was one of the hardest punching pros in the history of the sport.
Also planned shows are visits from Aruba, Belize and Antigua and a trip to Hallandale, Florida to fight the local club there.
For tickets and more information, ring coach Donie Anglin on 328-2334