Garan Croft

By 29th March 2022


  • 2022 U22 European Championships – Silver
  • 2022 European Championships – Silver
  • 2022 Commonwealth Games – Bronze

Garan made a memorable start to his career as a GB Boxer in 2022. After joining the programme in January, he took silver in the light-middleweight division of both the U22 and senior European Championships.

He began boxing alongside his twin brother at eight years old when their dad took them down to their local gym. What began as a way of keeping him active as a child soon turned into a career plan as he competed in his first bout two years later aged ten. Garan has now been boxing at Cardigan Boxing Club for 12 years where he is still coached by his dad.

After winning nine national titles, Garan was invited for an assessment at the English Institute of Sport where he attended three camps over a number of week, towards the back end of 2021 before officially joining the podium squad in January 2022.

Shortly after joining the squad, Garan competed in the Tammer tournament in Finland where he took gold for the second time in his career having previously won in 2017.

He was then straight back into the ring for the U22 European Championships, where he won four of his five bouts to claim silver only being beaten by reigning world champion, Yurii Zakharieiev.

Following his success at U22 level, he made the step up to senior European level and continued where he left off, catching the eye each of the five times he stepped into the ring in Armenia on his way to another silver medal.

This time he was beaten in a close fought encounter with fellow GB Boxer, Harris Akbar.

The Welshman would describe himself as an adaptable front foot boxer represented his country at 2022 Commonwealth Games where he earned a bronze medal, only losing to eventual gold medallist, Aidan Walsh.

Outside of the ring, Garan is a big fan of snooker and pool and often plays against his fellow GB Boxing camp mates during their down time when in camp.