Tom Doran (boxer)

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Tom Doran
Weight(s) Middleweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Born (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 33)
Connah's Quay, Flintshire, Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights18
Wins by KO7

Tom Doran (born 7 August 1987) is a Welsh professional boxer. He held the WBC International middleweight title in 2016, and has challenged once for the British middleweight title in the same year. Outside of boxing, Doran works as an aircraft maintenance technician. [1]


Amateur career

Doran fought as an amateur for Shotton Amateur Boxing Club, in the welterweight division. [2]

Professional career

On 23 May 2009, Doran made his professional debut in a four-round points decision victory over Alex Spitko. After defeating Max Maxwell via first-round stoppage on 20 May 2011, Doran would not fight for three years. He returned to the ring on 24 May 2014 to score a six-round points decision over Harry Matthews. [3] On 14 February 2015, Doran won the Prizefighter middleweight tournament, earning £32,000 after stopping Cello Renda in the third round of the final. [4]

Doran won his first regional championship—the vacant WBC International middleweight title—in an action-packed two rounds against Luke Keeler on 2 April 2016. In round one, both fighters scored knockdowns; Doran went on to finish Keeler in the second round with two further knockdowns. [5] On 25 June 2016, Doran faced British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale, but was stopped (and knocked down four times) after four one-sided rounds. [6]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
18 fights17 wins1 loss
By knockout71
By decision100
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
18Loss17–1 Chris Eubank Jr. TKO4 (12), 2:35 25 Jun 2016 The O2 Arena, London, EnglandFor British middleweight title
17Win17–0 Luke Keeler TKO2 (10), 1:372 Apr 2016Echo Arena, Liverpool, EnglandWon vacant WBC International middleweight title
16Win16–0Rod SmithKO3 (10), 1:157 Nov 2015Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
15Win15–0Mike BylesTKO5 (6), 2:3726 Jun 2015 Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
14Win14–0 Cello Renda TKO3 (3), 1:1614 Feb 2015Winter Gardens, Blackpool, EnglandPrizefighter 35: middleweight final
13Win13–0Luke KeelerUD314 Feb 2015Winter Gardens, Blackpool, EnglandPrizefighter 35: middleweight semi-final
12Win12–0Craig CunninghamUD314 Feb 2015 Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England Prizefighter 35: middleweight quarter-final
11Win11–0Harry MatthewsPTS624 May 2014Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Wales
10Win10–0Max MaxwellTKO1 (10), 2:4220 May 2011Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Wales
9Win9–0Jamie BonessTKO1 (6), 1:2726 Mar 2011Robin Park Arena and Sports Centre, Wigan, England
8Win8–0Dee MitchellPTS65 Dec 2010 Racecourse, Chester, England
7Win7–0Terry AdamsTKO1 (4), 1:566 Nov 2010Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England
6Win6–0Jonny MusgravePTS629 May 2010Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England
5Win5–0Janis CernauskisPTS426 Mar 2010Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England
4Win4–0Darren GethinPTS628 Nov 2009Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Wales
3Win3–0Ryan ClarkPTS426 Sep 2009Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Wales
2Win2–0Craig TomesPTS625 Jul 2009Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens, England
1Win1–0Alex SpitkoPTS423 May 2009 Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Wales

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Jorge Sebastian Heiland
WBC International middleweight champion
2 April 2016 – October 2016
Title next held by
Craig Cunningham
Honorary boxing titles
Rocky Fielding
Prizefighter 35: middleweight tournament champion
14 February 2015