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Paul Fleming

Weightclass: Super Featherweight

  • 21wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 14kos

AGE:
28
Birthplace:
Tully, North Queensland, Australia
Height:
5'9"
reach:
-
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin and Mike Altamura
Trainers:
Billy Hussein

fighter feed

“2 Gunz”

At the age of 27, Paul is a seven-year pro. A prospect at 130 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout.

He has stayed active in the ring as a pro and made good progress.

Ryan Wheatley wrote  of Fleming’s last fight on FightNews.com [excerpts]: Top Rank-managed Aussie 130-pounder Paul “2 Gunz” Fleming (20-0, 13 KOs) outscored Chaiyong Sithsaithong (36-12-4, 26 KOs) over ten rounds to capture the interim WBO Asia Pacific title at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Fleming boxed from the southpaw stance and controlled the action in most of the rounds to be awarded a unanimous decision.

Paul told Anson Wainwright of 15 Rounds.com [Mar. 3, 2011 – excerpts]: I’m a flashy southpaw with fast hands and a bit of pop. I can fight on the inside if required, but have a good eye thanks to my Aboriginal genes. I’m a well-rounded fighter.

I have two managers. Cameron Dunkin in Las Vegas, who of course is very well-known and respected in the boxing world, and Australian manager Mike Altamura. He is a younger guy but has some good up and coming boxers and if everything goes according to plan, we will put him on the map. My trainer is Billy Hussein. I moved states just to train with him. He’s a very well-known in Australia and around the world and it is such an honour to train with him. It honestly feels like we’ve been together for years. I’m learning so much from him.

My promoter is Top Rank. Not much has to be said if you’re in the boxing world about them. They are the biggest and most successful promoters in boxing, they’ve started and promoted everyone – Ali, De La Hoya, Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, to name a few, and it’s a privilege to be signed to them.

Tully is such a small town, everyone knows everyone. I was a lonely kid, I grew up in the bush on the farms riding motorbikes, climbing trees, bushwalking. It’s an amazing place, and when my boxing career is finished, I want to move back there again and live a quiet life, grow vegetables, very simple you know!

I was always into fighting, karate, boxing, etc. All that I used to watch was Karate Kid, Ninja Turtles, and my dad used to teach me how to punch. He would get on his knees and spar with me when I was around four. I’ve always seemed to have a set of boxing gloves and it was either football or boxing, and when I remained small, I decided to take boxing seriously.

My final amateur record was 83-17. The best I fought was Khedafi Djelkhir at the Olympics, he won the silver medal. It was a close fight. I lost by four points. I won the National titles quite a few times (Both Junior and Senior), Oceania, the Chemistry Cup, and also won a bronze at the 2006 World Juniors.

I fought a lot of the top amateurs in the world. Djelkhir as mentioned, Stephen Smith, Idel Torriente, Joel Brunker, Luke Jackson, and many others.

Tully was the worst place hit by the cyclones, and sadly a lot of our friends’ houses were destroyed. Thankfully my family house was okay, and my mum and sister were okay, and that’s the most important thing. The flooding hit further down south so I don’t know anyone affected by it, but I really feel for those that were.

I’m a simple person. Give me a TV and some movies, and I’ll be right for days. I’m lazy when not training. I love just hanging out with my close friends and going to dinner. My hobby is tattoos. I love going to tattoo shows and helping mates design their tattoos. Strange, I know, but it’s what I love. Also love chilling with my girlfriend. We have the same kinda mindset and she is one of my best friends.

As for my fans, I just want them to stay tuned as this year is going to be really exciting. I’ll put on a show every time I get in the ring, and I’m planning to show every aspect of boxing. I’ll fight, box, move, do everything that my ring name suggests I’ll do. I’ll live up to the “Showtime” Paul Fleming name. [End Wainwright item]

His webpage address is: paulfleming.net.au.

 

fight history

  • 2009

    on 5-22-09 in Maroochydore, AUST, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Flash Villacura (22-21-1): Paul scored a knockdown in the 5th round; scored 59-54, 59-54, 60-54…

    On 3-14-09 in Kawana Waters, AUST, he won by knockout (1st round, 2:59) against Percy Samson (0-3)…

    He debuted at the age of 20 on 11-29-08 in Maroochydone and won by TKO (3rd round) against Shane Green (1-12): Paul dominated the fight; Green’s corner threw in the towel to signal the end, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:38 of the 3rd round…

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  • 2010

    on 10-14-10 in Mansfield, AUST, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Mick Shaw (27-11-3): the fight was on the undercard at Mansfield Tavern, and Paul dominated; he consistently outworked Shaw and landed the harder punches; scored 59-54 on all three scorecards…

    On 5-28-10 in Punchbowl, AUST, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Michael Correa (2-1-1): scored 60-54, 60-54, 59-56…

    On 5-22-10 in Perth he won by TKO (3rd round) against Manu Emery (3-3-1): Emery did not continue after the 2nd round – the official result is a TKO at 0:01 of the 3rd round…

    On 4-30-10 in Fairfield Heights, AUST, he won by knockout (4th round, 1:25) against Gavin Locock (5-3-1)…

    On 2-27-10 in Punchbowl he won by TKO (4th round, 2:58) against Kane Buckley (1-15-2)…

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  • 2011

    on 12-2-11 in Melbourne, AUST, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Petchthongchai Sirimongkolgym (5-2): the bout was one of the co-features at the Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, and Paul quickly overwhelmed him; he scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:06…

    On 11-19-11 in Sydney, AUST, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Sonny Manakane (14-10-3): the fight was co-featured at the Homebush Sports Centre, and Paul quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:48…

    On 7-29-11 in Homebush, AUST, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Quinton Donahue (7-12-1): the fight was on the undercard at the Olympic Park Sports Centre, and Paul quickly overwhelmed him; Paul scored a knockdown with series of punches in the 1st round; he rocked Donahue with a series of punches in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:15…

    On 7-9-11 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Jose Beltran (24-22-2): the fight was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Urbano Antillon main event, and Paul quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:52…

    On 3-12-11 in Perth, AUST, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Joan DeGuia (11-13-4): the fight was on the undercard at the Italian Club; Paul scored a knockdown with a body punch followed by an uppercut in the 3rd round, and DeGuia was counted out at 2:21…

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