Cam Awesome (real name Lenroy Thompson) is an American amateur boxer best known for winning the US title in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014 and the Golden Gloves 2009, 2011 and 2013 at super heavyweight.
He is also the 2012 Olympic Team Trials Super Heavyweight Champion.
He competed in a 40-man tournament at the 2011 AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan where he advanced to the round of 16 but fell short of his Olympic dream to represent the USA in the 2012 Olympics, but is continuing his quest for the 2016 Olympics.
He became whole foods plant-based in June 2012 with the help of his trainer Bill Mackey and Bill’s wife Ami. He is now an outspoken advocate of the vegan diet, and has a website www.plantbasedboxer.com.
According to Great Vegan Athletes, prior to the Continental Championships “since being plant based, I am 23-0, winning 3 International Golds and 2 National tournaments and can thank my new lifestyle.”