Damien HooperLight Heavyweight
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- Born: February 05, 1992
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- Age: 31
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- Nationality: Australian
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Damien Hooper is a well-known Indigenous Australian professional boxer who made his debut in 2013 at the age of 21. Throughout his professional career, Hooper has managed to maintain an impressive record of 14-1, with 9 of his wins coming by knockout.
Hooper's overall record of 14-1 reflects his impressive boxing skills, which have helped him secure victories over some of the top boxers in the industry. He has won a total of 15 fights, including nine via stoppage, with his only defeat coming via knockout.
Damien Hooper made his professional boxing debut against Garth Murray on April 20, 2013, in a bout that he won convincingly via a 5th round TKO. He then went on to win an additional eight consecutive fights, seven of which were via a stoppage.
Hooper's notable victories include wins over Togasilimai Letoa, Yodkhunsuk Mor Poowana, Joel Casey, Josh Webb, Renold Quinlan, and Umar Salamov.
Against Umar Salamov, a boxer from Russia, Hooper managed to secure the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Silver light-heavyweight title on November 16, 2013. He managed to retain this title until November 8, 2014, until Rob Powdrill defeated him via KO in the 1st round.
During his professional boxing career, Hooper managed to win a total of four regional titles, including the WBC-EPBC light-heavyweight championship, which he won on July 30, 2014. However, he lost this title to Rob Powdrill via KO just a few months later on November 8, 2014.
Among his many impressive career stats, Hooper's record of 9 KO wins is a clear indication of his punching power and skill inside the ring. One of his most famous knockouts was against his fellow Australian boxer, Josh Webb, who he defeated in just 72 seconds of round 1.
Hooper's only knockout defeat occurred on November 8, 2014, when Rob Powdrill managed to knock him out in just the 1st round of their fight.
In addition to his professional achievements, Hooper has also had an impressive amateur career. In fact, Hooper was selected to represent Australia in the light-heavyweight division at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Hooper has a rich cultural heritage that he is proud of. He traces his Indigenous family ancestry to the Kamilaroi people. However, he has also faced controversy over his representation of his culture. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Hooper walked into the ring wearing a T-shirt with the Australian Aboriginal flag on it, which caused backlash by the Australian Olympic Committee, who demanded he issue a public apology.
Despite this controversy and setback, Hooper has continued to be a well-known and well-respected member of the boxing community. His record of 14-1 speaks for itself, and his impressive skills in the ring have won him numerous accolades throughout his career.
Overall, Damien Hooper is a skilled and talented boxer who has made a significant contribution to the boxing industry. He has had numerous accomplishments throughout his career and will undoubtedly continue to be remembered as one of the greats in the world of boxing.
Damien Hooper Fight Record
|15||May 24, 2018||26||Renold Quinlan||Win||TKO9|
|14||Jul 2, 2017||25||Umar Salamov||Win||UD|
|13||Dec 2, 2016||24||Nader Hamdan||Win||UD|
|12||Aug 13, 2016||24||Kyle Brumby||Win||UD|
|11||May 3, 2015||23||Marlon Alta||Win||UD|
|10||Nov 8, 2014||22||Rob Powdrill||Loss||KO1|
|9||Jul 30, 2014||22||Joel Casey||Win||KO7|
|8||Jun 20, 2014||22||Josh Webb||Win||RTD3|
|7||Mar 19, 2014||22||Young-Don Um||Win||UD|
|6||Dec 11, 2013||21||Dechapon Suwunnalird||Win||TKO3|
|5||Nov 16, 2013||21||Yodkhunsuk Mor Poowana||Win||TKO2|
|4||Aug 8, 2013||21||Togasilimai Letoa||Win||KO5|
|3||Jul 5, 2013||21||Viliami Toafi||Win||TKO1|
|2||May 9, 2013||21||Kashif Mumtaz||Win||TKO1|
|1||Apr 20, 2013||21||Garth Murray||Win||KO5|