The Cayman Islands boxing team promised to come back from Barbados with medals and their lived up to expectations with all five members returning in glory on Tuesday night.
They attended the Ronald Wilson Memorial Tournament in Bridgetown with the boxing programme’s head coach Nayon ‘Donie’ Anglin and despite being one of the smallest of the 11 countries competing, left with the best haul. Gold medals were won by Dariel Ebanks at light-heavy, Thomas McField-Brown (middleweight) and Tafari Ebanks (bantam). Silvers were won by Gino ‘Crusher’ Brown (super-heavy) and Kendall Ebanks (lightweight). McField-Brown won by a first round technical knock out, Brown lost by second round stoppage and Kendall lost by a close points decision. Dariel and Tafari won on points.
Thomas Ebanks, President of the Cayman Islands Boxing Association, said: “These results show that once we’re equally matched against other boxers from the region we can do quite well. It just goes to show the total commitment of the boxers, coaches and officials to make the programme work. It is a great testament to everyone’s effort.”