Cayman’s amateur boxers are set to host fighters from Canada in an event billed the Elite Saturday Fight Night 2.
The event is scheduled for 9 July at the Lions Centre and will feature roughly five or six bouts. The card has not yet been finalised.
The new-look amateur programme is without some previous mainstays like Tafari Ebanks, who is contemplating a jump to the professional ranks. Cayman has a new coach in former WBU champion Ryan Barrett and several fighters who will be making their international debuts at the event.
“Since it’s gonna be a lot of Caymanians there to support us, it’s a lot of pressure,” said 15-year old Rashawn Powery. “But at the end of the day it’s real good because it shows us these people care and actually want to see us get somewhere in the future.”
Cuban National Eduardo Montalvo is another fighter coaches are excited about, comparing his skill set to that of Ebanks’.
“Caymanians, they can go and just enjoy that boxing growing in the island,” Montalvo said through an interpreter, Angel Almanza.
“He said he knows Canadians live (sic) in the island and they’re not really gonna come root for them, but (Cayman) will get the win.”
Tickets are $25 at the gate, $20 in advance and can be purchased at Jacques Scott stores.