Brad Pitt (boxer)

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Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt v Rasheed Baloch
Statistics
Real name Bradley Michael Pitt
Nickname(s) Hollywood
Rated at 200 lb (91 kg)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach 75 in (190 cm)
Nationality  Australia
Born (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 35)
Blairgowrie, Victoria
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 18
Wins by KO 12
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Brad Pitt
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Heavyweight

Bradley Michael "Brad" Pitt (born 8 November 1981 in Blairgowrie, Victoria), also known as Hollywood, is an Australian boxer best known for winning the Heavyweight (199 lbs.) Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and for qualifying for the 2008 Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

Because of his famous namesake, Brad Pitt is nicknamed "Hollywood".[1] He quit his job as a painter in order to train for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but did not qualify. He returned to painting but again quit, this time to focus on the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.[2]

On 6 March 2006, Pitt won the Heavyweight (199 lbs.) gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, after he beat Danny Price in the first round; James Wasao, Awusone Yekeni and Harpreet Singh in the final. In this fight, Pitt was taunted by Singh. Following the taunts, he knocked Sing out in three punches.[1] On 6 August, Pitt lost at the Nationals in Darwin to 2004 Olympian Adam Forsyth 35:45.[3]

At the 2008 World Amateur Boxing Championships Pitt lost his match to Yushan Nijiati. In 2008 Pitt qualified for the Olympics at the Oceanian Championships, beating Adam Forsyth. At the Olympics Pitt was beaten by Mohamed Arjaoui 6:11.

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Pro career[edit]

He turned pro at cruiserweight in 2011 and won his first 13 bouts including the Australian Cruiserweight title.[4]

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