Solomon Haumono

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Solomon Haumono
Solomon Haumono (21 September 2008) 2.jpg
Personal information
Born (1975-10-13) 13 October 1975 (age 42)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–96 Manly Sea Eagles 39 6 0 0 24
1997–98 Canterbury Bulldogs 25 7 0 0 28
1999 Balmain Tigers 8 1 0 0 4
2000 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Manly Sea Eagles 37 1 0 0 4
2005–06 London Broncos 48 15 0 0 60
Total 159 30 0 0 120
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003 City 1 0 0 0 0
1997 New South Wales (SL) 3 0 0 0 0
1997 Australia (SL) 1 0 0 0 0
1995–06 Tonga 2 0 0 0 0
As of 6 December 2006
Source: [1]
Statistics
Nickname(s) Solo
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Born Auckland, New Zealand
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 24
Wins by KO 21
Losses 4
Draws 2

Solomon Haumono (born 13 October 1975) is a retired professional boxer and former rugby league footballer of Tongan descent.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Rugby league career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Boxing career[edit]

2000 to 2002[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Professional record summary
30 fights 24 wins 4 losses
By knockout 21 2
By decision 2 2
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
30 N/A N/A Canada Simon Kean N/A – (?) 10 Feb 2018 Canada Centre Gervais Auto, Shawinigan, Canada
29 Loss 24–4–2 Poland Tomasz Adamek UD 10 24 Jun 2017 Poland Ergo Arena, Plac Dwóch Miast 1, 80-344 Gdańsk, Gdansk, Poland
29 Loss 24–3–2 New Zealand Joseph Parker TKO 4 (12), 1:35 21 Jul 2016 New Zealand Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand For WBO Oriental Heavyweight Title.
28 Win 24–2–2 Argentina Manuel Alberto Pucheta KO 6 (10), 2:29 27 Apr 2016 Australia National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern, Australia PABA Heavyweight Title. Won interim WBA Oceania Heavyweight Title.
27 Win 23–2–2 Australia Hunter Sam UD 10 30 Oct 2015 Australia National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern, Australia Won interim PABA Heavyweight Title.
26 Win 22–2–2 Australia Filipo Fonoti Masoe KO 4 (6), 2:46 24 Jul 2015 Australia Orange Function Centre, Orange, Australia
25 Win 21–2–2 Brazil Marcelo Luiz Nascimento TKO 3 (8), 0:53 17 Oct 2013 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia
24 Loss 20–2–2 United States Kevin Johnson KO 10 (12), 2:53 28 Apr 2013 Australia Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
23 Win 20–1–2 Japan Kyotaro Fujimoto TKO 5 (12), 0:57 31 Dec 2012 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan Won vacant OPBF Heavyweight Title
22 Win 19–1–2 Nigeria Franklin Egobi TKO 10 (10), 2:05 7 Sep 2012 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia Won vacant Australian Heavyweight Title
21 Draw 18–1–2 New Zealand Joey Wilson SD 8 5 Jul 2012 New Zealand Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Retained WBC–EPBC heavyweight title;
Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title
20 Win 18–1–1 New Zealand Junior Pati KO 2 (6), 1:02 8 Dec 2011 Australia The Arena, Fortitude Valley, Australia
19 Win 17–1–1 Australia Michael Kirby TKO 10 (12), 0:21 18 Sep 2009 Australia Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia Won OPBF Heavyweight Title .
18 Loss 16–1–1 Australia Justin Whitehead SD 10 16 Aug 2009 Australia Peninsula, Shed 14 Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia For vacant World Boxing Foundation International Heavyweight Title.
17 Win 16–0–1 Australia Royce Sio DQ 1 (6), 0:15 16 May 2009 Australia Blacktown RSL Club, Blacktown, Australia
16 Draw 15–0–1 United States Colin Wilson PTS 10 11 Mar 2009 Australia The Cube, Campbelltown, Sydney, Australia
15 Win 15–0 United States Cliff Couser UD 8 27 Aug 2008 Australia E.G. Whitlam Recreation Center, Liverpool, Australia
14 Win 14–0 United States Tommy Connelly TKO 3 (6), 0:27 27 Feb 2008 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
13 Win 13–0 New Zealand Seiaute Ma'ilata KO 2 (6), 0:40 10 Dec 2007 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
12 Win 12–0 Fiji Mosese Kavika KO 1 (6), 1:15 21 Apr 2012 Australia Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Australia
11 Win 11–0 New Zealand Oscar Talemaira TKO 1 (6), 1:37 25 May 2007 Australia Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour, Australia
10 Win 10–0 New Zealand Alex Mene TKO 3 (6), 1:07 27 Apr 2007 Australia Magic Millions Complex, Bundall, Gold Coast, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Fiji Fatu Tuimanono KO 1 (4), 1:24 7 Mar 2007 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
8 Win 8–0 Fiji Fatu Tuimanono TKO 2 (6), 14 Jun 2002 Australia Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
7 Win 7–0 Australia Auckland Auimatagi TKO 6 (10), 10 May 2002 Australia Central Coast Rugby League Club, Gosford, Australia Won Australia - New South Wales State Heavyweight Title.
6 Win 6–0 New Zealand Shane Wijohn KO 5 (6), 1:40 19 Apr 2002 Australia La Montage Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Australia Mark Alexander TKO 3 (6), 4 Mar 2002 Australia Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Australia John Wyborn KO 2 (10), 2:31 13 Jul 2001 Australia The Octagon, Sydney, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Samoa Martin Opetaia TKO 7 (8), 2 Mar 2001 Australia Star City Casino, Sydney, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Australia Paul Srama KO 1 (6), 4 Sep 2000 Australia Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Australia Ken Fuller KO 2 (4), 3 Jul 2000 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Professional debut

Personal life[edit]

Haumono is married to Margaret, who is a cousin of his friend and fellow rugby league player-turned boxer Anthony Mundine. Solomon and Margaret have five children.[3]

He dated English model Gabrielle Richens for a period of time during his time with the Bulldogs. [4]

In 2015, Haumono revealed he had been suffering a drug addiction during his league career. He was addicted to ice, cocaine and ecstasy. [5]


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Vacant
Title last held by
Lucas Browne
Australian Heavyweight Champion
2012-09-07 – Present
Vacant
Title next held by
Hunter Sam
Preceded by
Michael Kirby
OPBF Heavyweight Champion
2009-09-18 – 2009
Vacated
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Title next held by
Solomon Haumono
Vacant
Title last held by
Solomon Haumono
OPBF Heavyweight Champion
2012-12-31 – 2014-10-02
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Joseph Parker
Preceded by
Joseph Parker
Interim Champion promoted
PABA Heavyweight Interim Champion
October 30, 2015 – 27 April 2016
Promoted
Vacant
Title last held by
Joseph Parker
PABA Heavyweight Champion
27 April 2016 - present
Incumbent