Solomon Haumono is an Australian former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2019. He was born on August 13, 1975, in Tonga and grew up in Australia. Haumono competed in the heavyweight division and was known for his punching power, with 21 of his 24 victories coming by knockout.

Haumono had a successful amateur career before turning professional, winning a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. He made his professional debut in 2004 and went on to fight some notable opponents, including Joseph Parker, who would later become a world champion.

Haumono retired from boxing in 2019 with a professional record of 24 wins (21 by knockout) and 4 losses.

NRL Career

He played as a prop and second-rower in the National Rugby League (NRL) and also represented Tonga internationally. Haumono started his professional rugby career in 1998 with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, where he played for three seasons before moving to the Parramatta Eels in 2001. He played for the Eels for two seasons before transferring to the New Zealand Warriors for the 2003 season.

After a few seasons in the NRL, Haumono made a switch to professional boxing in 2007. He had a successful career as a heavyweight boxer, winning 24 of his 28 professional bouts, with 21 of those victories coming by way of knockout. Haumono returned to rugby league briefly in 2014, playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the New South Wales Cup before retiring from professional sports in 2015.

Boxing Career

Haumono began his professional boxing career in 2004 and quickly made a name for himself with his powerful punching and aggressive style. He won his first 21 fights, including 18 by knockout, before suffering his first defeat to Alex Leapai in 2012.

Despite the setback, Haumono continued to compete at a high level and had notable wins over the likes of former world champion Samuel Peter and fellow Australian heavyweight Hunter Sam in the following years.

Haumono’s professional boxing record stands at 24 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws, with 21 of his victories coming by way of knockout. He retired from boxing in 2018 at the age of 42.

Total fights 30
Wins 24
Wins by KO 21
Losses 4
Draws 2

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