Robbie Peden

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Robbie Peden
Statistics
Nickname(s)Bomber
Weight(s)59.05 kg (130 lb) Super Featherweight
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Reach69″ / 175cm
NationalityAustralian
Born (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 45)
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Stanceorthodox
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins25
Wins by KO14
Losses4
Draws0

Robert ("Robbie") Lloyd Peden (born 11 November 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a former Australian professional boxer. Who won the vacant IBF World Super Featherweight Title in 2005 by beating Nate Campbell by TKO. Peden became just the third person of Aboriginal descent to win a world title, joining super middleweight Anthony Mundine (2003) and bantamweight Lionel Rose (1968).

Background[edit]

Robbie Pedan is the son of an Aboriginal mother and his father was of Scottish Heritage.

Amateur career[edit]

His amateur record was 130-15. He was a 5-time national amateur champion, won the 1994 Commonwealth Games and won the 1995 and 1996 Liverpool Cup. He represented Australia in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games. Member of the 1992 Australian Olympic team as a Flyweight. His results were:

Member of the 1996 Australian Olympic team as a Featherweight. His results were:

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Bomber", Peden turned pro in 1996 and captured the Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title in 2005 with a TKO over Nate Campbell. Right after the win against Campbell he took on the great Marco Antonio Barrera in an attempt to unify the belts. Unfortunately for Peden it wasn’t to be and he lost his title just seven months after winning it. He was also Inducteed into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012 Moderns category.

Personnel Life[edit]

Peden is still involved in boxing, running the Fitzroys Stars Gym in Gertrude Street in Melbourne, which is housed inside an Aboriginal community center. Peden, who is of Aboriginal descent, is heavily involved in that community, serving as C.E.O. of the Indigenous Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, while also working with Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation and Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Association.

Vacant
Title last held by
Jesús Chávez
NABF Super Featherweight Champion
5 March 2000 – 25 June 2000
Succeeded by
John Brown
Vacant
Title last held by
David Vasquez
NABF Featherweight Champion
21 October 2000 – 9 March 2002
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
Preceded by
Erik Morales
Vacates
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
23 Feb 2005 – 17 Sep 2005
Succeeded by
Marco Antonio Barrera

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