13 October 1975 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||111 kg (17 st 7 lb)|
As of 6 December 2006
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Born||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Wins by KO||21|
He attended Newtown Boys High School, Newtown, New South Wales. He then went on to Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham and represented them in the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges Australian Schoolboys team 1993.
Rugby league career
In rugby league, his preferred position was second row. He played in the NRL for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Canterbury Bulldogs, Balmain Tigers, St George Illawarra Dragons, and in Super League for London Broncos/Harlequins RL. Soloman played at representative level for New South Wales and Australia, although these three state matches and one international match were in 1997, when Super League contracted players were ineligible for State of Origin selection. He also captained Tonga.
Return to League
Following a second spell with Manly in 2003, Haumono joined London Broncos and played in the capital for two seasons. In December 2006, with a year remaining on his contract, Haumono quit rugby league to return to professional boxing.
2000 to 2002
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Haumono first took time out of rugby after his spell with the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2000. He followed in the footsteps of his father (former Australian heavyweight champion Maile Haumono) to take up a career in professional boxing. He fought eight times between 2000 and 2002, winning all of his heavyweight contests inside the distance. Solomon briefly held the title of New South Wales heavyweight champion before rejecting an offer to join the stable of American promoter Don King and returning to rugby league.
Return to boxing - post 2008
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Haumono resumed his boxing career with a first-round knockout on 7 March 2007. He began training under well respected trainer Johnny Lewis who has assisted Haumono in reaching his 14–0 (all by K.O) record in the heavyweight ranks]. He fought Cliff Couser on 27 August 2008 and won the fight by unanimous decision. He fought Colin Wilson on 11 March 2009 with the fight going to a draw after ten rounds. Solomon won his next fight by disqualification on 16 May 2009 against Royce Sio (1w-0l-0d). Haumono was floored in the eleventh second of the first round by a right hook from Sio, but Sio then leaned down and hit Haumono again while Haumono's back was on the ground, leading to an instant disqualification. Haumono was back on his feet a few seconds later.
Haumono fought Justin Whitehead on 16 August 2009 and lost for the first time in his career by split decision. He defeated Michael Kirby by tenth-round TKO for the OPBF Heavyweight Title on 18 September 2009, and became the Australian Heavyweight Champion after a tenth-round TKO of Frankin Egobi in Melbourne on 7 September 2012.
On 31 December 2012, he fought k1 legend Kyotaro Fuijmoto under boxing rules defeating him in the fifth round via TKO.
On 28 April 2013, he lost by TKO to Kevin Johnson.
On 21 July 2016, he lost by TKO to Joseph Parker.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|30 fights||24 wins||4 losses|
|30||N/A||N/A||Simon Kean||N/A||– (?)||10 Feb 2018||Centre Gervais Auto, Shawinigan, Canada|
|29||Loss||24–4–2||Tomasz Adamek||UD||10||24 Jun 2017||Ergo Arena, Plac Dwóch Miast 1, 80-344 Gdańsk, Gdansk, Poland|
|29||Loss||24–3–2||Joseph Parker||TKO||4 (12), 1:35||21 Jul 2016||Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand||For WBO Oriental Heavyweight Title.|
|28||Win||24–2–2||Manuel Alberto Pucheta||KO||6 (10), 2:29||27 Apr 2016||National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern, Australia||PABA Heavyweight Title. Won interim WBA Oceania Heavyweight Title.|
|27||Win||23–2–2||Hunter Sam||UD||10||30 Oct 2015||National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern, Australia||Won interim PABA Heavyweight Title.|
|26||Win||22–2–2||Filipo Fonoti Masoe||KO||4 (6), 2:46||24 Jul 2015||Orange Function Centre, Orange, Australia|
|25||Win||21–2–2||Marcelo Luiz Nascimento||TKO||3 (8), 0:53||17 Oct 2013||The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia|
|24||Loss||20–2–2||Kevin Johnson||KO||10 (12), 2:53||28 Apr 2013||Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia|
|23||Win||20–1–2||Kyotaro Fujimoto||TKO||5 (12), 0:57||31 Dec 2012||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan||Won vacant OPBF Heavyweight Title|
|22||Win||19–1–2||Franklin Egobi||TKO||10 (10), 2:05||7 Sep 2012||The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia||Won vacant Australian Heavyweight Title|
|21||Draw||18–1–2||Joey Wilson||SD||8||5 Jul 2012||Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand||Retained WBC–EPBC heavyweight title;
Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title
|20||Win||18–1–1||Junior Pati||KO||2 (6), 1:02||8 Dec 2011||The Arena, Fortitude Valley, Australia|
|19||Win||17–1–1||Michael Kirby||TKO||10 (12), 0:21||18 Sep 2009||Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia||Won OPBF Heavyweight Title .|
|18||Loss||16–1–1||Justin Whitehead||SD||10||16 Aug 2009||Peninsula, Shed 14 Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia||For vacant World Boxing Foundation International Heavyweight Title.|
|17||Win||16–0–1||Royce Sio||DQ||1 (6), 0:15||16 May 2009||Blacktown RSL Club, Blacktown, Australia|
|16||Draw||15–0–1||Colin Wilson||PTS||10||11 Mar 2009||The Cube, Campbelltown, Sydney, Australia|
|15||Win||15–0||Cliff Couser||UD||8||27 Aug 2008||E.G. Whitlam Recreation Center, Liverpool, Australia|
|14||Win||14–0||Tommy Connelly||TKO||3 (6), 0:27||27 Feb 2008||Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|13||Win||13–0||Seiaute Ma'ilata||KO||2 (6), 0:40||10 Dec 2007||Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|12||Win||12–0||Mosese Kavika||KO||1 (6), 1:15||21 Apr 2012||Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Australia|
|11||Win||11–0||Oscar Talemaira||TKO||1 (6), 1:37||25 May 2007||Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour, Australia|
|10||Win||10–0||Alex Mene||TKO||3 (6), 1:07||27 Apr 2007||Magic Millions Complex, Bundall, Gold Coast, Australia|
|9||Win||9–0||Fatu Tuimanono||KO||1 (4), 1:24||7 Mar 2007||Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|8||Win||8–0||Fatu Tuimanono||TKO||2 (6),||14 Jun 2002||Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia|
|7||Win||7–0||Auckland Auimatagi||TKO||6 (10),||10 May 2002||Central Coast Rugby League Club, Gosford, Australia||Won Australia - New South Wales State Heavyweight Title.|
|6||Win||6–0||Shane Wijohn||KO||5 (6), 1:40||19 Apr 2002||La Montage Function Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|5||Win||5–0||Mark Alexander||TKO||3 (6),||4 Mar 2002||Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach, Australia|
|4||Win||4–0||John Wyborn||KO||2 (10), 2:31||13 Jul 2001||The Octagon, Sydney, Australia|
|3||Win||3–0||Martin Opetaia||TKO||7 (8),||2 Mar 2001||Star City Casino, Sydney, Australia|
|2||Win||2–0||Paul Srama||KO||1 (6),||4 Sep 2000||Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia|
|1||Win||1–0||Ken Fuller||KO||2 (4),||3 Jul 2000||Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia||Professional debut|
- Rugby League Project
- www.sportingpulse.com NSWCCC Players Representing Australian Schoolboys 1972–2007
- Solomon Huamono knows its a case of now or never for his boxing career, by: Grantlee Kieza From: The Courier-Mail 7 March 2012 12:00AM.
Title last held byLucas Browne
|Australian Heavyweight Champion
2012-09-07 – Present
Title next held byHunter Sam
|OPBF Heavyweight Champion
2009-09-18 – 2009
Title next held bySolomon Haumono
Title last held bySolomon Haumono
|OPBF Heavyweight Champion
2012-12-31 – 2014-10-02
Title next held byJoseph Parker
Interim Champion promoted
|PABA Heavyweight Interim Champion
October 30, 2015 – 27 April 2016
Title last held byJoseph Parker
|PABA Heavyweight Champion
27 April 2016 - present