Promising kickboxer far from Faint-hearted

Cameron Faint (right) lands a hit on Kaine Brannan at the World Kickboxing Association Fight Night. Picture: Perth Professional Photographers.
Cameron Faint (right) lands a hit on Kaine Brannan at the World Kickboxing Association Fight Night. Picture: Perth Professional Photographers.

The High Wycombe resident competed in, and won, his first major fight at the World Kickboxing Association Fight Night on June 14 against Kaine Brannan in front of an 800 strong crowd.

‘I was confident in myself that I could take it to him,’ he said.

‘In the ring, technically Kaine was better than me but it was my endurance that got me through.’

While he came away with a win on the weekend, Cameron said there was still room for improvements ahead of his next fight in two weeks.

‘Kaine is bigger than me, I’ll focus on using my range and my grapple for my next fight.’

The Lesmurdie High School student said he began kickboxing six years ago to lift his fitness.

‘I was a big boy in primary school and had been playing footy but wanted to get fitter. Dad took me to Kalamunda Kickboxing to give martial arts a go,’ he said.

Cameron said he still continued to pursue both sports.

‘Kickboxing complements football; I do about four hours a week training for footy and five to six hours a week for kickboxing.’

He said he was grateful to his parents for their support.