Adam de Moor - by Pete Moscardi
Adam de Moor does not fit the profile of
your average fighter. This 23-year-old
junior-welterweight, who trains out of Colin Nathan’s growing stable of young
hopefuls at his HotBox Gym, is a third and final year student at Pretoria University
where he is studying to qualify in Sports Science this year. Adam resides in a
townhouse in Pretoria’s suburb of Lynnwood, but makes the long journey to
Nathan’s Glenhazel sweat shop five days a week where, according to his trainer, he trains like a man possessed.
Adam, who made his professional
debut in May with a stunning 2nd round KO
over Sandile Swartbooi on an African Ring promotion at Emperor’s Palace Casino, says boxing is his first and foremost passion. “I just live for the sport and I will be looking to be a full-time boxer after qualifying with my degree this year. My ambition is to get as far as I can in this sport,” he stresses. Adam’s home neck-of-the-woods is Mossel Bay where he joined a kick boxing club as there were no proper boxing facilities available in the area. But on enrolling at the University of Pretoria he joined the Transnet Boxing Academy where he notched up 31 wins from 36 fights as an amateur.
Adam’s amateur pedigree
commands respect. Boxing as a
welterweight when wearing a vest, this
southpaw fighter won the Gauteng and
Northern Gauteng Championships in 2009
and 2010, and secured a bronze medal in
the 2010 SA Championships. He also
contested the SA University Championships
in 2010, winning his weight division and
picking up a Best Boxer award. If passion
and dedication are the key ingredients for a
successful career then Adam de Moor is
well on the road to success.