Cam F. Awesome
CAM F. AWESOME
Weight class: Heavyweight/201 lbs
Hometown: Uniondale, Long Island, New York
Lives in: Lenexa, Kansas
Birthdate: August 16, 1988
Weight: 195 pounds
Coach's name: John Brown
Club name: Turner/Ringside
Began boxing: 2005
How did you get involved in boxing: I joined the gym to lose weight and fell in love with the sport
Favorite TV show: New Girl
Favorite punch: Uppercut
Pre-fight ritual: Shower to 90’s R & B
Favorite post-weigh in meal: Chipotle
What is your greatest strength in the ring: My speed, power, agility, charm, adaptation and reflexes.
Did you ever play any other sports: No I was cut off of every team possible in high school
What do you love most about boxing: I love winning and entertaining a crowd
What are your goals in and out of the ring: My goal is to be a positive role model and become a actor or talk show host
Did you know:
* Cam is a proud vegan and advocate for that life style
* He travels the country doing stand up comedy
* He’s been featured on ESPN’s Sportsnation and Highly Questionable due to a comedic interview
* Qualified for the Olympic Trials at both heavyweight and super heavyweight after getting in to shape and losing weight after the initial qualifier
* He did three comedy shows in the two days before the start of the Olympic Trials
OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION
MEN’S TRIALS QUALIFIER I CHAMPION (AT HEAVYWEIGHT)
2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES BRONZE MEDALIST
FOUR-TIME USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
FOUR-TIME NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
2012 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS CHAMPION
ATHLETE DIRECTOR ON USA BOXING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former Olympic Heavyweight Boxers:
1920: William Spengler (3rd)
1920: Samuel Stewart
1924 Edward P. Eagan, Denver, Colo.
1924 H.G. Greathouse, West Virginia *Also known as Jackie Williams
1928: Alexander J. Kaletchitz, Palmetto, Fla.
1932: Frederick Feary, Stockton, Calif. (3rd)
1936: Arthur Oliver, Mississippi
1948: E. Jay Lambert, Helper, Vt.
1952: Hayes Sanders, Compton, Calif./Navy (1ST)
1956: Peter Rademacher, Median, Ohio (1st)
1960: Pearcy Price, Salem, N.J./Marines
1964: Joseph Frazier, Philadelphia, Pa. (1st)
1968: George Foreman, Marshall, Texas (3rd)
1972: Duane Bobick, Navy
1976: Johnny Tate, Knoxville, Tenn. (3rd)
1980: James Broad, Army (The United States did not participate)
1984: Henry Tillman, Los Angeles, Calif. (1st)
1988: Ray Mercer, Army (1st)
1992: Danell Nicholson, Chicago, Ill.
1996: Nate Jones, Chicago, Ill. (3rd)
2000: Michael Bennett, Chicago, Ill.
2004: Devin Vargas, Toledo, Ohi
2008: Deontay Wilder, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (3rd)
2012: Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev.
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