Boxing events to punch in soon

Regulations to allow contact sports resumed Sunday (July 19) as the Cayman Islands government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions. The government listed it’s new regulations on stating, “Up to 50 spectators may attend sporting events. However, they must maintain a distance of three feet from every other person who is not a member of their household, including other spectators and players, coaches, trainers and support staff.”

Undefeated Jaden Eccleston at the Cayman Islands Boxing Association’s first fight night of 2020.

National boxing coach Floyd Trumpet has been back in the gym training his athletes for several weeks. The Cayman Islands Boxing Association (CIBA) held its first fight night of 2020 back in February and with restrictions easing, Trumpet told Cay 3 Sports that he and his team are currently in discussions laying out a safety plan to host an event in the near future.

Several local sporting associations have already resumed its competition schedule without crowds while others plan to start in mid-August. But with one of Cayman’s most successful boxing events approaching; Trumpet said in an interview on July 2nd, his fighters must trade leather in the ring to prepare.

“We have the Caribbean championships in December which will be in Guyana so we will need to have an event before then,” said Trumpet.

There have been no dates set for when an event will be held. However, the D. Dalmain Boxing Gymnasium remains open and is recruiting fighters to compete at the Caribbean championships and the National Championships which was postponed until next year.

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