There’s no other way to describe Daniel Dawson other than to say that he’s simply awesome.
At 13 years of age, Daniel began training and competing in Tae Kwon Do. In 1993, he began training twice a day at a Muay Thai/Kickboxing gym to start his career as a professional fighter.
By the time he was 23, Daniel’s dream became a reality. He was hailed as seven times world champion in Muay Thai/Kickboxing and had fought in over 10 different countries.
In 2002, Daniel had a chance to start a career as a professional boxer and he took on the challenge to achieve the same level of competition in boxing that he had in Muay Thai/Kickboxing.
His record makes astonishing reading… the only Australian to hold titles in 3 different disciplines (Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Boxing), 7 times World Kickboxing Champion, 9 times Regional Boxing Champion, 39 Professional Boxing Wins (26 of these as KO’s).
What’s even more impressive than the awards and achievements is the courageous fighting spirit that has catapulted Daniel from tragedy to triumph.Tough beginnings build tough characters and Danielsability to rise above early years plagued by hardship has built a resilience like no other.
When he’s not training and competing, Daniel spends time with family and friends and is passionate about supporting local fundraising events. He also enjoys visiting schools and encouraging and motivating young people to follow their dreams and passions.
Daniel is a certified Master Personal Trainer and has over 20 years’ experience training and instructing in Boxing and Muay Thai/Kickboxing.
He is also a Nutritional Advisor and Lifestyle Coach and has taught and lectured on weight loss/gain, nutrition and personal development and growth at various gyms and establishments overseas and throughout Australia.
Daniel has trained and fought alongside Australian stars such as Danny ‘Green Machine’ Green, Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine and Sam ‘King Soliman. He has also trained many Dockers Football players alongside referee Gary Ingraham.
While training in America at the famous Fortune Gym, Daniel mentored celebrities such as Joel Madden from Good Charlotte, Selma Blair from Hell Boy, Rob and Khloe Kardashian from the hit TV series the Kardashians and acclaimed actor Thomas Jane.
Daniel was also the only Australian to take part in the original American hit TV series The Contender, spending two weeks in camp with producer Mark Burnette, legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Sylvester Stallone and Frank Stallone.
Currently signed with internationally established manager Mike Altamara, and training under accomplished trainer and ‘Art of Boxing’ author Bobby Mayne, Daniel has the drive and skill to become the first Australian born World Champion in the 154 pound super welterweight division.
With a powerful team behind him, ‘Awesome Dawson’ is ready to take the US and international boxing arena by storm and face the very best.