Ebanks aims for Pan Am Games

It involves a grueling regime, in which they are sparring and preparing in the Fort Lauderdale area for the next two months. Bantamweight Ebanks, 20, hopes to qualify for the Pan Am Games in Toronto in July.

Meanwhile, the boxing gym fitness program is growing under the leadership of new part-time coach Rogerio Pitta.

Classes are held every evening at the Dalmain Ebanks boxing gymnasium in the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Membership is $25 per month.

The national team and after-school club athletes are preparing for action too.

They are training with coach Nayon “Donie” Anglin for a show at the Dalmain Ebanks gym on April 18. It will run from 2-6 p.m. and will involve class demonstrations, refreshments and boxing matches.

There will be six match-ups that afternoon. Headlining the event will be light-welterweight Hopkin Ebanks, 16, who has been selected by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee to compete in the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa in September.

This is a fundraising event to enable Ebanks and Shawn Rankine to compete in Aruba next month. Tickets are $5.

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