BALLA Ibrahim < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 01 Oct 1990 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.73 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Plumber
Languages Albanian, English
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]
General Interest
Nicknames Ibstah (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)
Hobbies 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)
Famous relatives His brother Qamil is also a boxer. (wyndhamweekly.com.au, 15 Feb 2012)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (vis.org.au, 22 Nov 2011)