Golden Boy Promotions.
Roy Jones Jr.
Those are names of boxers and fighting promotions that Ardmore native Travon Sargent would like to branch on to as he continues his career as a professional boxer.
Sargent hopes that his cruiserweight fight against an opponent to be determined Oct. 1 at Firelake Arena in Shawnee would allow him to move up and possibly fight under their labels.
“I’m hoping to have that branch out to bigger opportunities and get a bigger label,” Sargent said. “I think (Firelake) is a really big venue, more bigger than you think. The guys promote great shows. Sometimes, Dennis Rodman come out to fight to watch. It is great to come out and get seen locally. It is a very busy casino.”
Sargent’s aspirations of taking the next step in his boxing career come with only three professional fights on his resume — he turned pro in June of 2015.
But his domination in the ring has earned him the right to associate himself with those types of organizations.
Sargent has won all three bouts via knockout — defeated Robert Perry on July 18, 2015, Desmond Hubbard on Oct. 3, 2015, and Chauncey Foxworth on April 30 — at Remington Park.
“I don’t really ever look for knockout but I know that I train hard,” Sargent said. “I have had so many amateur fights not, so it is not shock any more.”
With close to 100 amateur fights and an appearance in the semifinals of a Golden Gloves tournament to his credit, Sargent made the decision to turn pro last year.
Sargent left Ardmore in 2005 but never forgets his roots.
“I’m happy to be representing Ardmore and Oklahoma, and not a lot of people, especially boxers, are doing it, in general,” he said.