Glovens Escarment is a young man with dreams of one day becoming a professional boxer, so today he is patiently training and seeking ways to climb the amateur boxing circuit ladder as he represents Abaco and hopefully in the future, The Bahamas.
Inspired by former World Heavy Weight Champion boxer Mike Tyson’s boxing matches, twenty-year-old Glovens sought to find a way to make his dream a reality.
“When I was younger I always would watch recordings of Mike Tyson fights because I wasn’t old enough to watch the live fights, and I always had the drive for it,” Glovens said. But he found that “in Abaco you really can’t find anyone who does boxing,” until one day when he was told about Deron Miller.
He said “When I met up with him he didn’t have nothing nice to say, but that still didn’t push me away.” He added that it only motivated him more.
So eight months ago Glovens began training with Mr. Miller. “The first two months it was pretty tough, but I got through it,” he recalled.
Later, he said his trainer made some arrangements for him to engage in an amateur fight in Nassau; however, when he went to Nassau on September 13 his opponent didn’t show up. “So I ended up doing an expedition with a more experienced boxer named David Rolle.”
Glovens said he tried to attend an amateur event in Nassau on December fifth, however, due to a lack of sponsorship he was unable to make the trip.
He is hoping to get assistance through sponsorships as he seeks more experience on the amateur circuit. Despite the recent setback he is still undeterred, sticking with his training and keeping his hopes high.
He hopes one day to become a professional boxer and represent Abaco and The Bahamas internationally.