Tafari Ebanks is set to take the next step towards his Olympic dream.
Ebanks, one of Cayman’s most promising young boxers, is gearing up to get into the ring with top-ranked Bahamian bantamweight Kendric Stuart at the Island Air Luxury Party on Friday.
The Cayman Islands Boxing Association hosted a media event to showcase Tafari’s preparations for his upcoming fight, flying in Fernando Morrero of the United States to spar with Ebanks and showcase their preparations for local government representative Alva Suckoo.
Ebanks, who is aspiring to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, was invited in December last year to train in Sweden with the Swedish national team. He is now keen to show off his newly learned skills.
The young boxer is also getting ready to participate in the Commonwealth Games later this year.
International boxing officials have recognized Ebanks’ potential. They say he is close to cracking the International Amateur Boxing Association world rankings.
Friday’s showdown can be seen at the Island Air event at the airport from 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Sports, Youth and Culture, Silverlight, Island Air, Elite Marble and Granite, Comfort Suites, Jacques Scott, Dart, Cayman Airways, Paramount Media and Scimitar Sportswear.