Brad Pitt (boxer)
Brad Pitt v Rasheed Baloch
|Real name||Bradley Michael Pitt|
|Rated at||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Reach||75 in (190 cm)|
8 November 1981|
|Wins by KO||12|
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.
Because of his famous namesake, Brad Pitt is nicknamed "Hollywood". 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.
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. On 6 August, Pitt lost at the Nationals in Darwin to 2004 Olympian Adam Forsyth 35:45.
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.
He turned pro at cruiserweight in 2011 and won his first 13 bouts including the Australian Cruiserweight title.
- "Happy ending for 'Hollywood'". The Age. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- "The Aussie Pitt".
- "Australian Olympic Committee: Forsyth turns tables on Pitt".
- 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.
- Harrison, Dan (21 March 2006). "Pitt's star rises in the ring". theage.com.
- Pro record
- 2006 Commonwealth Games bio
- 2006 Nationals bio
- Oceanians 2008
- Brad Pitt Boxer Official website
- Facebook page
- Boxing records