Further Personal Information
||Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up the sport at age 10.
|Why this sport?
||His father and uncle encouraged him to start boxing. "I just grew up in it. We were always in the gym with dad."
|Club / Team
||Balla's Boxing Gym: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
|Name of coach
||Nuri Balla [father], Mitat Balla [uncle]
||Ibstah (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)
||Music and cars. (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (olympics.com.au, 02 Apr 2012)
|Most influential person in career
||His father. (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)
|Hero / Idol
||US boxer Muhammad Ali. (olympics.com.au, 02 Apr 2012)
||His brother Qamil is also a boxer. (wyndhamweekly.com.au, 15 Feb 2012)
||To win an Olympic gold medal. (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)