Qamil Balla

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Qamil Balla (born 10 August 1989, in Werribee) is a professional Albanian Australian boxer and an Australian Light Welterweight champion.[1] His younger brother Ibrahim Balla is also a boxer.[2]

Qamil competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.[3]He was runner up in selection for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the light welterweight division.

Balla comes from an Albanian family of boxers, his father Nuri was a Victorian champion while his uncle Mitat (also his former coach) was an Australian champion. Younger brother Ibrahim has also won Australian titles and represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division. The Balla brothers are extremely close vowing to 'never fight each other' at professional level. It’s an inside joke in the boxing community that the Balla boys were born with boxing gloves on their hands. Qamil Balla starting boxing as a youngster alongside his brother Ibrahim and, by the age of 12, both were competing in – and winning – junior tournaments.[4]

He won his comeback bout against Terdchai of Thailand in August 2016 after a long layoff due to injury.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QAMIL BALLA WINS SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT CROWN - Australian National Boxing Federation". www.anbf.org. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Quamil Balla". NBC Beijing 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fists of fury: Maidana, Froch and Bradley are all winners among the seven greatest fights of 2013". CourierMail. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Promising athletes given a sporting chance - National - theage.com.au". www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Eric Armit's boxing results round up - Boxing News". Boxing News. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-12-02.