Jack “The Cannon” Kilgannon was born on the 25th September 1995 in Oldham, Greater Manchester and is the son of Patrick Kilgannon and Angela Kilgannon. The English Professional Boxer has competed from the age of ten years old and turned pro in May 2017. Kilgannon’s amateur boxing career took him to an impressive 46 fights with 32 wins. Starting his amateur boxing at Boarshaw Gym based in Middleton with trainer Ben Lancaster, Kilgannon quickly became familiar with the boxing gloves. Jack competed in the North West Regional Championships and became the overall winner. Kilgannon successfully competed year after year defending his crown of the ring. His ring presence became known and challenges started to come from over seas which has seen Jack travel to Poland and Guernsey with back to back over seas wins. In 2014 Jack became a Finalist in CYPs championships loosing to Jordan Reynolds who is now Team GB Captain, in a well fought battle. Not letting the defeat overcome him, Kilgannon bounced back off the ropes and remained focused on his career. Kilgannon has worked tirelessly to get to where he is today winning his first 7 professional fights by stoppage, 2 of them by Knockout.
Jack became professional in 2017 after 10 years at amateur boxing. He successfully defended several fights and progressed through the ranks.
In 2015, Kilgannon started boxing at “The Shed” with Trainer, Ben Lancaster, who has trained him from day one. Alan, Jacks Grandfather, got him in to boxing, after Jack repeatedly watched the sport from a young lad and slowly started to watch Amir Khan who became Kilgannons idol.
In 2012, Jack left North Chadderton school and began his career as a joiner for Brantwood Design and Build along side his boxing. The Kilgannon camp before any Professional fight is 6 weeks intense training which impacts his daily routine of being a joiner. His commitment to the sport is second to none and all around him give him the support that he needs to stay focused on the events leading up to the next big fight. The next “Cannon” showdown is scheduled to take place at the Oldham Leisure Centre on the 16th March 2019 in what is expected to be a competitive dual.
Kilgannon is well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his behaviour inside and outside the ring. Nicknamed “Jacky Boy” in his early career, Kilgannon is considered one of the best upcoming Middleweights of the sport. Jack stands tall at an impressive 6’1 with an orthodox stance. Jacks aspiration is to become the Lonsdale champion and successfully defend the title three times to permanently retain the belt. Smart Bridges would like to wish Jack all the best for the future and are proud to be working with the local boxer.