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Manny Pacquiao to host Island Rumble 2017

One of the world’s most accomplished boxers is set to come to Cayman to host the Island Rumble 2017 Boxing Challenge.As Cayman 27 reported earlier this year, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will arrive in Cayman in January along with some of the regions best and some well known celebrities.

Matthew Leslie will be hosting a press conference tomorrow (Thursday 10 November) to discuss the event.

“We are excited now to reveal some of the guests including the newly belted welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. He is coming out of retirement, he is coming to host the event as well as Luis Cuba Arias. Gurps Rai, who is very famous for his $4 million shoes as well as being involved with future legends. He is the chairman of SDK International and they are making a major domination to the Cayman Islands, to the world of sports here it will be discussed at the press conference.”

The Island Rumble, press conference will discuss regional participation, celebrity guests as well as what’s needed to continue growing sports tourism in Cayman Islands.

Pacquio during his visit is expected break ground at the new $500,000 boxing gym in Bodden Town. The gym is part of a bigger makeover for the area around the Haig Bodden playing field…

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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