Boxer Hopkin Ebanks is in training in Miami at an intensive camp preparing for his first international competition, the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa next month. He is training with U.S. boxer Sammy Payne and coach Norman Wilson.
Up to 1,000 Commonwealth athletes ages 14 to 18 will represent their countries and compete for 107 gold medals in nine sports at the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games.
Tafari Ebanks, Hopkin’s cousin, fought last week in the American Boxing Confederation Championship qualifiers in Venezuela. He won his first fight by unanimous decision but lost his second bout against Hector Garcia of the Dominican Republic. Tafari’s next fight will be in Cayman at a local show on Oct. 17.