Morson Sport | An In-depth Look at Kieran Farrell's Next Show

An in-depth look at Kieran Farrell's next show
author profile picture

by Jamal Niaz on

     MORSON SPORT | 3 MIN READ

  • Read our exclusive interview

  • Find out more about Kieran Farrell's next show

Kieran Farrell’s star power shines brighter each year, with an exciting chapter being added to his incredible story with each event he hosts as a promoter and this year will be no different. Coming off the back of his most successful show yet with a sell out at the University of Bolton stadium, the ‘Vicious One’ will be bringing another big fight night to the home of Bolton Wanderers on March 2nd with ‘Risk vs Reward’:

"We had Roll the Dice in September which lived up to the name as some of my fighters won and some of them lost and my next one is Risk vs Reward. It’s always a risk with each show for me as a promoter and for the match-ups we make for our fighters, but without the risk you don’t get the reward!”

Despite the tremendous critical reception due to the quality of fights Kieran had organised, he was left with conflicting emotions due to three of his fighters losing their most important matches to date but akin to the titles of his recent shows, he weighed up the risks against the rewards and rolled the dice:

“It was bittersweet when I went back to the hotel room, the show was fantastic but my two guys lost. If we have a few of the lads fighting in London and one of them loses, that one loss can affect the whole trip home and nobody wants to talk and that’s what it was like a little bit”

Headlining the next show will be the all action, Danny Craven who will be defending his British Challenge Belt against the more experienced Sam Jones. Craven has been a fan favourite since his electric 1st round knockout in his debut on Kieran’s show back in 2017 and the 25-year old from Warrington now has a record of 5-2:

“For me I didn’t think I was going to be on the top of a bill for a long time, Kieran keeps pulling out all the stops for me and the excitement is overwhelming. The last show at the Macron Stadium was a sell-out show, it was fantastic to see so many people come out to see me fight so I’m really looking forward to this one”

Perhaps the main reason why the night of March 2nd is scheduled to be the owner of The People’s Gym’s biggest show to date is the fact that his brother, Nathan Farrell will be making his professional debut. After a promising amateur career, Nathan’s aspirations of turning professional were seemingly over after a devastating knee injury left him unable to train. 

Nathan had been battling depression whilst looking after his extremely unwell brother, in the aftermath of the brain injury Kieran had suffered in 2012. A couple of years down the line things were beginning to look up for the two brothers, with Kieran opening his own gym and Nathan intending to turn pro but the latter tore his ACL whilst sparring. This ultimately made him relapse into his depression:

“The depression came through limping to the shop and my knee would seize up; I used to be a fit guy, train three times a day and ran six times a week. I used to think people were looking at me funny because I was limping and that I couldn’t box anymore”

He continued:

“If this knee injury didn’t happen, I ‘d have been in the boxing gym turning professional which was my plan and there would have been none of this depression to be honest. Not being able to go back to work at my day job was another thing which led to financial worries, everything just hit me at once and it stayed for four years”

However, Nathan highlighted that his knee steadily began to get better and better in the last twelve months which saw him become more active, being able to get back to working his day job and even training fighters.

“Thankfully, I feel like there’s been a new lease of life for me, there’s been a change. I’m motivated to train and I’m giving myself to everyone because I did use to lock myself away.”

With this tremendous recovery came the undying curiosity of what stepping back into the ring as a professional would be like and this was a question that Nathan wasn’t prepared to be left unanswered.

Much like his brother, Nathan has beaten the odds to turn his life around but even Kieran wasn’t entirely sure that any of this was going to happen when Nathan was struggling to cope with the mental and physical pain:

“If I’m being honest there’s times when I’ve questioned it because of everything that’s happened but there’s one thing I’ve always known and that’s if he does do it, he’s going to be very good”

Kieran made it clear how much admiration he has for his younger brother:

"Nathan’s had his demons and he’s got over them. He’s worked really hard and I don’t want any credit for that, It’s all him. He’s had to deal with me nearly dying and he’s come so far since”

Even though the two brothers have come through the other side of very difficult parts of their lives, both have separate ambitions and have made it clear they must pave their own paths in this journey:

"We’re really close me and Nathan, we used to train, we used to run together. I’ve moved out of the house and the only time we see each other is in the gym and we were just getting under each other’s skin a little bit. Nathan’s now moved to another gym and is working tarmacking during the day’s like I did and in the past few weeks our relationship hasn’t been as good as it is in years so the change has done us a world of good”

With Kieran’s shows continuing to gather more attention and interest, he pinpointed a discussion last year with our CEO, Ged Mason that he feels elevated his shows to a whole other level:

“I respect his opinion so much, every time before I make a decision I think what would Ged do. In terms of the similarities between Business and Boxing, I see what he’s done for Morson as the same as what Eddie Hearn’s done for Matchroom Boxing: he's taken his dad’s company to an even bigger level. With the empire I’m trying to build, I need that advice from Ged”

Whether it’s an intriguing title fight or a highly anticipated debut, it’s clear that ‘Risk vs Reward' is a show that is not to be missed. 


Cx Jobs

Stores Operative

Summary of Role:The post-holder will be a competent Stores Operative who is able to manage their own workload and work to deadlines to help achieve the overall objectives of the operations teamThe post-holder must have the ability to work within a team as well as individually. It is essential that the post-holder has a flexible attitude so that they can become a versatile, multi-skilled individual who has the ability to work across different areas of the Despatch departmentPrincipal responsibilitiesBooking transport for the movement of stock/materialsWrapping/packing of stock/materialsControl of stock rotation / material shelf lifeResponsible for stocktakingResponsible, as part of the Despatch team, for the daily management of stockEfficient measuring / monitoring of stock movements at all timesResponsible, as part of the Despatch team, for the control of inventoryWorking effectively to plan and distribute daily workloadCompleting necessary reporting as required/when requestedProactive thinking with regards to waste reduction, and how costs can be minimisedResponsible for the despatching of finished goodsWithin the Despatch team assist in the Managing the Material Control, GI & Tool storesDemonstrating commitment to Lean principles and Continuous Improvement at all timesCompleting relevant KPI reportingAbility to monitor min/max stocking, JIT, consignment stocking and direct line feedThe Post holder is expected to work flexibly within the role. It is expected for the post holder to carry out activities for which they are competent. Additionally, the post holder will also carry out additional duties upon request from Team Leaders, Senior Cell Leaders and/or Senior ManagementQualifications/ExperiencePrevious store experience, ideally in a manufacturing environmentKnowledge and understanding of stores/stock control systemsComputer literate (primarily Microsoft Office applications)Any previous experience of cost control would be highly beneficialUnderstanding and/or knowledge of Epicor system would be highly beneficialEffective communicator at all levelsWell organized, with excellent attention to detailAbility to work on own initiative

Steering Systems Design Engineer

Currently recruiting for a Steering Systems Design Engineer for a well known automotive client.The role will involve: Ensuring all milestones and KPIs are metSupplier testing/reports I submitted and managed appropriatelyEnsuring that costs (piece price, vendor tooling) are managed reported into the business correctlyAll quality concerns are addressed and managed appropriately within/throughout the business, identifying records and countermeasuresCommodity/Project management (management of suppliers)Support the plant with any concerns raised and trial buildDesign release/design reviews/ BOM managementResponsibilitiesBe the EPS technical lead on some European projectsLife-cycle/service and the developmentTravel requirementsCandidate will be required to travel periodically within Europe and occasionally abroad; For supplier visit and design meetingsTraining to othersCandidates will be expected to share knowledge within the team and sometimes train/ mentor othersGood experience in the specific commodity (steering)Specific experience on our steering (Electric)Be able to operate CANalyzer software or similarMust have good knowledge of control theoryGood FTA experience / Root cause analysisComputer literate, the ability to use Microsoft office to a high level.

Senior Project Manager (healthcare)

Senior PM, Contract (Inside IR35) , OxfordWe are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to work on our Clients Science, Healthcare and Infrastructure projects that range from £20m to in excess of £250m.Job Responsibilities:You will need to be from a consultancy or healthcare client organisation with the ability to undertake a lead role on small projects or work with an Associate or Director, leading on a significant component of a large project. The role would cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development, through the design, procurement process, site delivery, commissioning phase and defects management.Key Experience:Understanding of building technologySite experienceAbility to ask questions of designers to understand how solutions will be built.Understanding of the roles of different parties and how these roles change over the life of the project.Working knowledge of the differences between different forms of procurement.Working knowledge of HSE issues and legal obligations of parties and able to facilitate discussions on these topics. Minimum RequirementsKnowledge and experience of the Healthcare, Science or Infrastructure sector (including current issues and business drivers) and local construction market.Knowledge and experience of the NHS Business Case Approval ProcessDemonstrable experience initiating a project inclusive of defining effective project processesExperienced in a Client management role - Able to manage the account in terms of projects that are 'live', plus seeking new opportunities.Ability to present to a large groupChairing and taking accurate notes of meetingsChange Management processExcellent communication and organisational skillsHighly motivated and with excellent industry networkJCT Contract AdministrationNEC 3/4 Contract Administration (Accreditation a positive)Lead Risk Management experience (Workshop, compile and maintain accurate risk registers)Robust Stakeholder Management processStrong Project Management process Preferred QualificationsProfessional Qualification - ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Master's DegreeChartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institutionAPM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)Prince 2 or MSP experience is desirable but not essential

Defence Programme Planner and Scheduler

Morson Talent are currently looking to recruit a Project Planner and Scheduler to work for our Aerospace/Defence Client within a team across the Fixed Wing Portfolio of Programmes and Projects.This role will be based at their Bristol office with some opportunity for remote working. Working closely with Programme Managers, you will work across our Client's businesses, entities and countries, requiring flexibility to accommodate global time zones. This position will suit someone with significant experience in both scheduling and coaching and guiding others who is able to overcome challenges and find solutions. Responsibilities * Executing role in accordance with the planning and scheduling processes and tools * Developing planning strategies for proposals and programme execution * Coaching mid level and junior members of the planning and scheduling team within the portfolio * Working with campaign and programme teams to develop planning artefacts including WBS, RAM, High level flow, Master Summary Schedule, Master Assumptions list * Creation and maintenance of integrated schedules to meet the programme requirements * Undertaking Schedule risk analysis and applying schedule risk reserve * Review of metrics for schedules and change activities across the lifecycle of a programme * Identifying, analysing and reporting performance variances to management and working with teams to develop performance recovery plans and incorporate recovery plans into schedules where appropriate Preferred Knowledge and Skills * The ideal candidate will already be familiar with scheduling tools including Open Plan or P6, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint * Certification in Planning or Scheduling or equivalent experience

Skills and qualifications needed for a career in cyber security

Advertisement