Cameron Hammond

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Cameron James Hammond
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Statistics
Real name Cameron James Hammond
Nickname(s) Hammer
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 5′ 10½″
Nationality Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg Indigenous Australian
Born (1989-09-20) 20 September 1989 (age 28)
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 17
Wins 17
Wins by KO 9
Losses 1
Draws 0

Cameron Hammond (born 20 September 1989 in Moree, New South Wales) is an Aboriginal professional boxer who represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and 2012 Summer Olympics in the welterweight division.[1]

Background[edit]

Hammond played rugby league from the age of nine before discovering a talent for boxing when he followed a friend to the Moree PCYC at the age of 14. Cameron was an all round sportsman in primary and high school days. At primary school level he competed in events such rugby league, union, touch football, 100m, cross country, 400m, swimming where he won aged championship and also aged champion for athletics. Cameron continued his love of sport into high school, as he was cross country champion for his age group, and swimming champion. He also competed in the local squash competition, where he was a winner in the (doubles) for the winter/summer competition. Also Cameron played rugby union in the U17's. Cameron has been into competitive sports since attending school and continues today. He comes from a family of three boys, and is the middle child. His two brothers are Wayne (eldest) and Trent (youngest). His mother Vicki has raised the boys on her own. Cameron's grandparents, Yvonne and Ronald 'Spoto' Hammond, are his biggest supporters, along with mother and brothers and also Cameron's five aunts and uncles, and all his cousins.

Amateur career[edit]

He received a scholarship in 2007 to the Australian Institute of Sport through the National Indigenous Talent Development program. Since receiving the scholarship, Cameron has not looked back. His goals were to represent Australia at the Commonwealth and Olympic games, he achieved both goals. He is recognized in the Australian Olympic Committee list of Australian Indigenous Olympians.[2]

Pro career[edit]

After both the Commonwealth and Olympic games, his goal was to turn professional. Cameron has had several pro fights and 17/1 record and is one of Australia top prospects in the Welterweight division. After losing a unanimous decision to Kris George in 2016 for the Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight Title[3], Hammond took a year and a half hiatus from boxing only to come back in 2018 with TKO over Thai-born Australian Apichat Koedchatturat.[4] He is trained by Glenn Rushton same trainer as Jeff Horn fellow Olympian and team mate.

Professional record[edit]

17 wins (9 knockouts, 8 decision), 1 loss, 0 draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 17-01 Aphichat Koedchatturat TKO 2 (10) 2018-06-29 Pullman & Mercure, King George Square, Brisbane
Loss 16-1 Kris George UD 12 (12) 2016-11-25 Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight Title
Win 16-0 Devdarshan Singh UD 6 (6) 2016-07-16 Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi
Win 15-0 Sahlan Coral UD 6 (6) 2015-11-11 Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
Win 14-0 unknown KO 7 (8) 2015-10-03 Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Perry Park, Australia
Win 13-0 Sedat Tasci TKO 4 (10) 2015-05-23 The Sands Tavern, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia WBA Oceania welterweight title
Win 12-0 Jese Ravudi TKO 5 (10) 2015-07-25 Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia WBA Oceania welterweight title
Win 11-0 Romeo Jakosalem TKO 9 (10) 2014-11-08 Sleeman Sports Complex - Theatre, Chandler, Queensland, Australia vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council welterweight title & WBA Oceania welterweight title
Win 10-0 Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco UD 10 (10) 2014-07-05 Town Hall, Moree, New South Wales, Australia vacant WBA Oceania welterweight title
Win 9-0 Pramool Boonpok UD 6 (6) 2014-04-09 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Win 8-0 Michael Correa RTD 4 (6) 2014-03-08 Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland, Australia
Win 7-0 Pramool Boonpok UD 4 (4) 2014-01-29 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, Australia
Win 6-0 Dennapa Bigshotcamp UD 6 (6) 2013-12-11 The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Win 5-0 Joel Dela Cruz UD 8 (8) 2013-11-16 Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Win 4-0 Jody Allen TKO 4 (6) 2013-09-27 RSL Club, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Win 3-0 Kane Buckley TKO 6 (6) 2013-07-13 Town Hall, Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Win 2-0 Daniel Roy Maxwell UD 6 (6) 2013-04-20 Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Win 1-0 Zhi Xiang Jiang TKO 2 (6) 2012-12-11 Convention Towers and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012 - Damien Hooper". London2012.olympics.com.au. 1992-02-05. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Australian Indigenous Olympians" (PDF). Australian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Drewe, Ben (26 November 2016). "Toowoomba boxer causes upset in Commonwealth title fight". Ben Drewe. the chronicle. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Wondracz, Aidan (4 July 2018). "Boxing: London Olympian Cameron Hammond records technical knockout win". Aidan Wondracz. northern daily leader. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 

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