Tafari knocked out by special trip

Tafari Ebanks is only 19 yet his boxing talent is so special that he is being singled out as a future champion.

His latest accolade was selection by the Sporting Commission of Sweden to travel to Stockholm on Christmas Day for two weeks to participate in an invite-only training camp which will feature the premier International Boxing Association elite boxers in Europe.

Ebanks was recognized due to his outstanding performance at the recent World Championships and he was the only boxer from the entire Americas region invited.

The Sweden Sports Commission has also covered all his expenses to attend, as well as coach Norman Wilson’s expenses.

Terence Spencer, president of the Cayman Islands Boxing Association, said, “We are absolutely elated that Tafari has been recognized by such a prestigious boxing organization to participate in such a premier boxing camp.

“He has been an excellent role model for his teammates and other young Caymanians. He is truly a testament to why the association is working tirelessly to raise funding and resources so we can foster an environment conducive for the development of its young, gifted athletes in the program.

“He is a very special young man and we are certain he will represent the Cayman Islands extremely well while he is in Sweden. We do appreciate all those who have taken the opportunity to not only support him but also the boxing program as we will need it even more as the number of youth participating is set to increase in January.”

His latest accolade was selection by the Sporting Commission of Sweden to travel to Stockholm on Christmas Day for two weeks to participate in an invite only training camp which will feature the premier International Boxing Association elite boxers in Europe.

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