Here is what you need to know about Callum Peters (Australia, Boxer)

Australian boxer Callum Peters, 21, has made it to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. He is a phenomenal boxer who became victorious in the qualifying round. He has a very strong mentality to win the Olympic gold medal.

Going for Gold, Callum Peters was Selected for Paris 2024

Callum Peters, an athlete from the South Australian Sports Institute, has been officially chosen to be part of the biggest-ever Australian Olympic boxing team. His aim is to win gold. Peters secured his place at the Paris Olympics by winning the gold medal in the 80kg division at the 2023 Pacific Games held in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

He dominated the final match against Tongan boxer Roman Viney, defeating him by unanimous decision from all judges to claim the gold medal.

“The ticket to Paris is in my hands, it’s freaky, I feel like I’m dreaming,” “I’m so proud all of this hard work is paying off – 11 years now in the ring.”

Callum said

Callum Peters’s father is his greatest supporter

Callum Peters was born on November 25, 2002, in North Adelaide, South Australia. He is one of nine children in his family. Davoren Park in Adelaide is his hometown.

His father has been a great support and motivator throughout his journey, encouraging him right from the start.

Callum Peters Family
Image: Callum Peters with his Family (Source: Callum’s Instagram)

For his high school education, Callum joined Playford International College located in Elizabeth, Australia. Spending every day training with his son and witnessing his improvement, Bradley Peters is confident that Callum has what it takes to stand on the top podium position.

Callum Peters started boxing when he was 9

Peters began boxing at the age of nine and a half years, initially taking it up to keep fit. His father Bradley has seen his son’s daily progress and firmly believes in Callum’s abilities to reach the highest level and win gold.

He joined the North Central Boxing Club to further improve his boxing skills and chose this club as his main club. Coming from a family of nine children, Callum took up boxing to enhance his fitness.

His father, Bradley, is his coach at the North Central Boxing Club located in Kapunda, near the Barossa Valley region of South Australia. Bradley Peters has been working with his son for the past 12 years, guiding him to reach this stage in his boxing career.

Spending every day together and watching Callum’s progress, Bradley is confident in his son’s abilities to achieve the highest level of success. Callum, who has participated in more than 50 amateur fights, was crowned the Australian Youth Champion in 2019 and was named the best fighter of the tournament.

Callum Peters Started representing Australia

He started representing Australia and announced himself as a boxer to be reckoned with at his first Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, despite narrowly missing out on the gold medal in the middleweight (75kg) category after a tough fight against Scottish boxer Sam Hickey, which was considered the best match of the tournament. Callum won the silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He also claimed the gold medal in the National Championship in Australia in 2022.

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Callum, from the North Central club in Kapunda, Barossa Valley, performed exceptionally, like a high-quality wine from the region. As one of 10 athletes on the 429-strong Australian team, the 19-year-old Callum was the youngest member of the boxing team and the youngest boxer in the 17-man middleweight field.

Callum won his Pacific Games final against a Tongan opponent, earning his qualification for the 2024 Olympics. The 20-year-old is one of six Australian boxers who secured their Olympic qualification on the first day of the Pacific Games finals.

In total, 12 Australian boxers, including Monique Suraci, Tiana Echegaray, Tina Rahimi, Tyla McDonald, Marissa Williamson Pohlman, Teremoana Teremoana, Shannan Davey, Callum Peters, Charlie Senior, and Yusuf Chothia, will make their Olympic debut.

This 12-strong team is the largest ever Olympic boxing team for Australia, surpassing the 11 athletes in London 2012, and includes the most female boxers Australia has ever sent, with six women tripling the previous high of two at Tokyo 2020.

As Callum prepares for the men’s 80kg event, the athlete from Davoren Park is incorporating various training methods into his regime, including sparring, strength and conditioning, running, and swimming, to fill up his weekly schedule.

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