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Ebanks hops to Argentina to swing away at Olympic qualifiers

Amateur boxer Hopkin Ebanks is off for Buenos Aires to step into the ring for the AOB Americas Region Olympic Qualification tournament.

The tournament runs 11-19 March.

It has been a busy week for Ebanks, who returned home from training in Sweden this weekend and then turns right around for Argentina and his first Olympic qualifying event.

“I’m just going out there and fight till the end, no matter what happens,” the 17-year old Ebanks said. “Either win or lose, still I’m fighting for my country and I’m looking forward for a good win.”

Coach Norman Wilson says the AIBA has been so impressed with Cayman’s boxers in recent years that it called to make sure at least one Caymanian pugilist fights at the qualifier.

“I expect a lot out of Hopkin,” Wilson said. “He started two years ago and right now he’s competing with guys that (have) 100 fights, 200 fights, 50 fights. He’s a competitor, I mean a real competitor.”

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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