Brad Pitt (boxer)

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Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt v Rasheed Baloch
Statistics
Real nameBradley Michael Pitt
Nickname(s)Hollywood
Weight(s)200 lb (91 kg)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach75 in (190 cm)
Nationality Australia
Born (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 37)
Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights21
Wins18
Wins by KO12
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0
Brad Pitt
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Heavyweight

Bradley Michael 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 Singh 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]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
21 fights 18 wins 3 losses
By knockout 10 2
By decision 8 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Happy ending for 'Hollywood'". The Age. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Aussie Pitt".
  3. ^ "Australian Olympic Committee: Forsyth turns tables on Pitt".
  4. ^ Walshaw, Nick (6 April 2014). "In glove again: Brad Pitt ready for centre stage after finding motivation levels renewed". The Courier-Mail. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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