Kiaran proves he’s number one in Britain

Sunderland Amateur Boxing club's Kiaran MacDonald
Sunderland Amateur Boxing club's Kiaran MacDonald
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KIARAN Macdonald added another big title to his tally by winning the Tri-Nations series in Rotherham.

Representing England after winning the National Youth ABA championship, the Sunderland ABC boxer was up against the national champions of Scotland and Wales, as well as multi-national champion Connor Butler from Kirkby on Merseyside.

Butler was matched against Scottish champion Dylan Harbuckle, and won on points, while Macdonald took on Welsh champion Christian Haynes and dominated all three rounds to secure a unanimous decision.

That set up a mouth-watering final between England’s number one Macdonald and number two Butler. The Scouser came forward, but Macdonald had far too much skill. With slick combinations, the Wearsider sent his rival reeling into ropes on a number of occasions.

At the third and final bell, there was no doubt Macdonald had triumphed, winning a unanimous decision to be crowned British champion.

Macdonald now goes into the Commonwealth youth championships in Samoa.

He has also been called up to attend Great Britain squad training, where he is almost nailed on to be selected to represent Britain at the highest level – following in the footsteps of clubmates Isaac Macleod, Warren Baister and Tony Jeffries.