Former Olympic boxer Damien Hooper intends to fight the assault charge.
Former Olympic boxer Damien Hooper intends to fight the assault charge. Nev Madsen

Former Olympic boxer Damien Hooper fights assault charge

PROMISING light heavyweight boxer Damien Hooper has indicated he will fight his most recent assault charge.

Toowoomba's former Olympic boxer was not in the city's Magistrates Court today when charges of assault occasioning bodily harm and contravention of a domestic violence order against Damien Duncan Hooper were mentioned.

His lawyer appeared by telephone on behalf of the 23-year-old, telling the court he was yet to receive prosecution material pertaining to the case and so sought an adjournment so that a police brief of evidence could be compiled and handed to the defence.

He told the court his client intended fighting the charges.

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No details of the allegations were aired in court though Magistrate Graham Lee noted both charges arose from an alleged incident on June 13.

Mr Lee enlarged Hooper's bail and adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on September 14.

Hooper was sentenced by the same court last year after pleading guilty to a charge of common assault arising from the assault of a taxi driver in Toowoomba in December 2013.


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