Former boxing champion Damien Duncan is on trial for violent robbery and a range of felony counts
A FORMER boxing champion faces court after being accused of a violent daylight robbery.
Former WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion Damien Duncan Hooper was in custody for his hearing today.
Police believe the 30-year-old Australian militant used “personal violence” in a July 2022 robbery in Brisbane.
He is also charged with four counts of trespassing, two each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and willful damage, and two counts of bodily harm.
He is also accused of driving without a licence, obstructing police, committing trespassing and, at various times, attempting to enter an apartment intentionally and violating a bail bond.
The former Olympian has been charged and will stand trial in Brisbane District Court at a date to be announced soon.
Hooper did not seek bail.
In his five-year boxing career, he boasts nine KO wins and a 14-1 win-loss record.
In 2012, the boxer was reported to the International Olympic Committee for violating the Rules of the Game for carrying the Aboriginal flag in the ring where he fought American Marcus Browne.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7295494/boxing-champ-australia-charged-robbery/ Former boxing champion Damien Duncan is on trial for violent robbery and a range of felony counts