Paul Fleming (boxer)

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Paul Fleming
Statistics
Nickname(s)2 Gunz
Weight(s)Super Featherweight
NationalityAustralian
Born3 April 1988
Tully, Queensland
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins23
Wins by KO15
Losses0

Paul Fleming (born 3 April 1988) is an Australian professional boxer from Tully, Queensland who fought at the 2008 Olympics at featherweight.[1] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

The tattooed concreter won Bronze at the World Junior Championships in 2006 when he lost to Vyacheslav Shipunov.

The 19-year-old Fleming had lost three times to long-time rival Luke Jackson but managed to defeat him and Taga Samueli Faialaga at the Oceanian Championships where he won his berth in the Olympic tournament. He later added the Chemistry Cup in Germany.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was edged out 9:13 by Frenchman Khedafi Djelkhir.[1]

On 29 November 2008, Paul made his professional debut against veteran Shane Green scoring a 3rd-round TKO victory in the 6 round bout at the Maroochydore Rugby League Club, Queensland.

In 2010, the young Australian relocated to Sydney, to train with one of the countries World Champion trainers Billy Hussein at Bodypunch Boxing Gym. Under the guidance of Hussein, Paul was successful in his 4th professional bout against 25-year-old Kane Buckley scoring a 4th-round KO.

Paul has since compiled a professional record of 20 wins from 20 fights. He is promoted by Top Rank, the Las Vegas, USA-based promotion company owned by Bob Arum, and home to many boxing champions including Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. He is managed by the legendary Cameron Dunkin, and Mike Altamura.

He is recognized in the Australian Olympic Committee list of Australian Indigenous Olympians.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olympic results
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Australian Indigenous Olympians" (PDF). Australian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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