Paul Miller (boxer)


Paul Miller (boxer)

Paul Miller (born November 15, 1978 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a boxer from Australia, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney in the Men's 75 kg Division. There he was beaten by Vugar Alekperov of Azerbaijan in the second round, after defeating Dominica's Jerson Ravelo.

Amateur career

The Queenslander has been national champion in his weight division (75 kilograms) since 1997. Miller won the Oceania Championships in both 1999 and 2000, his victory this year earning him the right to compete in Sydney. In 1999 he was placed sixth at the World Championships, making him Australia’s highest ranked boxer.

Through his career, Miller has won a swag of awards. He was the best boxer in the Australia-Canada series in 1997, he won the Arthur Tunstall Trophy for the best boxer at the Australian Championships in 1998 and was made Queensland Boxer of the Year in 1999. His greatest achievement so far came in 2002, when he won the golden medal in the 75 kg division at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Olympic results

*Defeated Jerson Ravelo (Dominican Republic) 8-7
*Lost to Vugar Alakparov (Azerbaijan) 8-9

Personal

His sister Gail Miller was a gold medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games (water polo) and is married to the Rugby international Ben Tune, a member of the 1999 Australian (Wallaby) team that won the 1999 World Cup.


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