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.”