For the month of August 2014, we are very pleased to announce Velvan Tan as the Student of the Month. Velvan is one of Evolve MMA’s most talented and committed boxing students. At just 14 years old, Velvan has quickly established himself as a rising star in the Evolve Family. Prior to joining Evolve MMA, Velvan was a struggling 11-year-old primary school student. He was shy, desperately out of shape, uninterested in taking part in after school activities, and generally averse to sports. However, things started to change after he watched a boxing video with his older brother. “I had never been interested in other sports, but when I saw the boxer’s talent and dedication, I knew that I had to try it out,” explained Velvan. “I wanted to be just like him.” Shortly thereafter, Velvan asked his parents to enroll him at Evolve MMA so that he could pursue his interest in boxing.
Three years later, Velvan has become one of Evolve MMA’s top boxing talents, earning himself a place on the elite Evolve MMA Boxing Competition Team. His newfound self-confidence is evident in the way that he walks, talks, and boxes. Listing Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather as his inspirations, Velvan dreams of becoming a professional boxer one day. For such a young student, Velvan’s steadfast dedication to his goals is truly admirable. Jonathan See, Velvan’s teammate says, “It’s definitely an encouraging and humbling experience being teammates with Velvan. I think that seeing someone so hardworking and committed at such a young age definitely motivates me and anyone else who trains with him as well.” What started as an interest in boxing for Velvan has now turned into a full-fledged passion.
The Evolve Family would like to extend Velvan a sincere congratulations on his well-deserved Student of the Month honors. We look forward to seeing Velvan continue his martial arts journey at Evolve MMA, and we believe he has what it takes to reach his goal of becoming a professional boxer.