Pressing onwards in his young boxing career local Abaconian, Glovens Escarment, won his second contest at the 23rd annual Wellington “Sonny Boy” Rahming Silver Gloves Championships on May 28 at the Wulff Road Boxing Square.
A Middle-weight boxer, Escarment fought in the featured bout in a three round match and ultimately won by unanimous decision.
The humble and determined Glovens said he thanked God for “making the process all worth it and his trainer Duran Miller for helping make this fight a victory.”
He also thanked his supporters for coming up big in a short amount of time – Nixon Thervill, William Davis and Caroline Sawyer and many more.
He said he had hoped to have fought sooner since his last fight was in October 2015, “hopefully I will fight more frequently; hopefully every two months or so.”
“The experience was great,” he said. “Yes, I was nervous, but less than before.”
He said he had the opportunity to spend five days in Nassau ahead of the match and was able to get some sparring in with Meecha Major. Instead of just hitting a bag I had a moving opponent. The bag don’t hit back!”
“At the end of the day it really prepares you for the fight and helps to take the nerves away cause you get a better feeling for what you are expecting.”
He feels he has improved. “I feel I am in the best shape of my life,” he said, but he knows he can still do better, and he is looking forward to future fights.
He said he is thankful for his sponsors yet he was only able to get enough funds for himself to go, but not his trainer, Duran Miller. His trainer made arrangements for Meecha Major to stand in his corner for the night again.