Solomon Haumono

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Australian title 2012
OPBF title 2009

Name: Solomon Haumono
Alias: Solo
Born: 1975-10-13
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Hometown: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Johnny Lewis (former)

Career

Haumono played in the NRL for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Canterbury Bulldogs, Balmain Tigers, St George Illawarra Dragons, and in Super League for Harlequins Rugby League. Solomon played at representative level for New South Wales, Australia though these three state matches and one international match were in 1997, when Super League contracted players were ineligible for State of Origin selection. He also captained Tonga. Haumono was renowned as one of the hardest hitters in the game during his football career.

Haumono first took time out of rugby after his spell with the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2000. He followed in the footsteps of his father (former Australian heavyweight champion Maile Haumono) to take up a career in professional boxing. He fought eight times between 2000 and 2002, winning all of his heavyweight contests inside the distance. Solomon was trained by Charlie Gergan and briefly held the title of New South Wales heavyweight champion before rejecting an offer to join the stable of American promoter Don King and returning to rugby league.

Following a second spell with Manly in 2003, Haumono joined Harlequins Rugby League (formerly London Broncos) and played in the capital for two seasons. In December 2006, with a year remaining on his contract, Haumono quit rugby league to return to professional boxing.

Haumono resumed his boxing career with a first round knockout on 7 March 2007.

Minor Titles Won

  • Australian Heavyweight
  • OPBF Heavyweight
  • New South Wales State Heavyweight