Kiaran MacDonald

By 18th April 2018


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


Inspired by fellow Sunderland born boxer Tony Jeffries’ light-heavyweight bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Kiaran began his career aged nine when he stepped foot inside Sunderland ABC.

Kiaran has been a member of the GB Boxing for over six years having joined the squad following a successful assessment he earned after winning back-to-back England Boxing National Amateur Championships in both 2016 and 2017.

As well as representing the British Lionhearts in World Series of Boxing (WSB) in both 2017 and 2018 Kiaran has won gold medals at the Socikas and Belgrade Winner during his time as GB Boxer and has also competed at the Strandja, just missing out on the medal stages on that occasion.

His first selection for a major competition came in September 2021 when he was among the squad of nine men who travelled to Serbia for the World Championships however, he was handed a tough opponent in his opening bout, Rio 2016 silver medallist Yuberjen Martinez, and was unable to progress to the latter stages.

In 2022, Kiaran put together a fine run of performances at the European Championships in Armenia, winning three times on the way to securing flyweight silver and his first major medal.

He did the same a few months later at the Commonwealth Games where once again he had to settle for silver having reached the 51kg final, this time beaten by 2019 World champion, Amit Panghal of India.

Kiaran describes his style as flashy, fancy, and explosive.