Nickname Kid Dynamite

THE BIG PUNCHING Mark Heffron realised his dream in July 2022 when, in London at the Copper Box Arena, he defeated Lennox Clarke to emphatically win the British, Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental titles.

Previous heartache was banished as the burly Clarke was dismantled and ultimately stopped in the fifth round. It was Heffron’s fourth tilt at British title success.

The Oldham banger moved up to super middleweight and found himself in mandatory position for the British title belt held by Clarke. It was a long road for the former well-seasoned amateur who fought a number of times across Europe when turning professional.

Upon teaming up with Frank Warren his career took a turn for the positive and he quickly became WBC International middleweight champion. His next step was the British.

Heffron was on a roll and mandatory for the middleweight title that was held by Jason Welborn. The Midlands man withdrew from proceedings and, after a search for an alternative opponent, Liam Williams stepped up and subsequently became a two-weight British champion.

Heffron would have been strongly fancied to overcome Welborn, but Williams brought his world-level credentials to the party and proved himself a step or two ahead of the brave Heffron, who couldn’t bring his explosive brand of boxing into play on the night.

After rebuilding with four straight wins, Heffon was back in the British title mix once again and this time the Londoner Denzel Bentley was in the opposite corner.

The pair fought to a draw in September 2020 before rematching two months later. Second time around, Heffron sustained a horrific swelling around his left eye and was unable to continue beyond the fourth round.

Now trained by Joe Gallagher in Bolton, Heffron is firmly on the glory trail and getting the rewards his explosive talents deserve.

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  • trainerJoe Gallagher
  • born18 November 1991
  • place of birthOldham
  • residenceOldham
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