On the 7th of December 2012 Kieran Farrell took on fellow Mancunian Anthony Crolla in a fight for the vacant English lightweight title.
The fight lived up to all the expectations and both boxers fought toe to toe at a relentless pace for 12 gruelling rounds producing British boxing’s fight of 2012. – Fight Report
Farrell lost the contest on points, but before the result was announced, he collapsed in the ring and was taken out on a stretcher and rushed to hospital.
An MRI scan confirmed that Kieran had suffered a bleed on the brain. Kieran lived to tell the tale and has made a dramatic recovery but his boxing career was over.
In this video Kieran talks about the Crolla fight for the first time on camera and tells British Boxers how he is coming to terms with the fact that he will never be able to take part in the sport that he loves with a passion.