HAMMOND Cameron < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 20 Sep 1988 in Moree, AUS
Height1.79 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Moree, ACT, AUS
Higher education Fitness and Exercise Management - Australian Institute of Sport: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 14 at the Police-Citizens Youth Club [PCYC] in Moree, Australia.
Why this sport? A friend convinced him to come along to training.
Club / Team Australian Institute of Sport: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach Don Abnett
Coach from what year? 2010
General Interest
Nicknames The Hammer (moreechampion.com.au, 15 Mar 2012)
Hobbies Spending time with family and friends, playing computer games, studying. (ausport.gov.au, 02 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (olympics.com.au, 20 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol US boxer Roy Jones Jr. (olympics.com.au, 02 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Go hard or go home." (olympics.com.au, 02 Apr 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the Olympic Games. (ausport.gov.au, 02 Apr 2012)
Other information WEIGH-IN ERROR
He was one of several boxers who were incorrectly judged overweight at the weigh-in for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He was initially weighed at 700g over his allowed weight and went for a run to try and lose the excess weight. After still being 300g over the weight, he went for another run before being weighed at 1.2kg over the limit. It then became apparent the scales were faulty and that his rapid weight loss was not needed. (theaustralian.com.au, 05 Oct 2010)

He has two tattoos - an Aboriginal flag on his back and a set of lips on his hips. (olympics.com.au, 02 Apr 2012)