Kieran Keddle started training in 1992 aged 12 at the Orpington Leisure Centre under the guidance of Sean Toomey (Lumpini Gym). His brother, Alan, was training in Manchester at the time whilst studying at university and recommended to find a local club.
After watching a show at Yorkshire Grey in south east London Kieran got the bug.
In 1994 Kieran had his first fight against Kieran Taylor from the then named Bad Company Gym in London. The fight was at the famous York Hall, with Kieran winning by TKO. Just before this time, Sean Toomey had taken a break away from teaching and left Kieran’s brother Alan to run the club. He formed Orpington Combat Sports, Petts Wood Thai boxing and eventually Keddle’s Gym. Alan was British champion and in his last fight famously won the European strap from Eval Denton by KO.
Kieran left school and became a Barristers Clerk in London (1996-1999) whilst still training and competing. During this period he became English champion at 16 and three times British champion by the time he was 18.
At 18 he had his first test abroad in France.
He fought David Naluet for the WKN European title.
In 2000 aged 19 he was getting recognition as a tough fighter staying active, the name Keddle was getting known. He had a new trainer alongside his brother in Chris Carley. Chris , was from a different martial arts background and was also Alan’s ex training partner. They grew a bond with Chris bringing a strategy to his fight game.
By 20 he defeated UK NO.1 Warren brown and won a world title eliminator against Vincent Swaans from the famous VOS Gym in Holland on points. He then defeated, against the odds, Lee Chesters (Wicker Camp) to claim the WAKO-PRO world title in Leeds.
In 2001 he fought a couple of times in Thailand at the Therppasit Stadium. Whilst training at Fairtex in Bangkok Kieran had the opportunity to fight at the Famous Lumpinee Stadium.
During the ages of 19-23 Kieran travelled to Thailand for 2-4 week training camps.
Thailand was the most important part of Kieran’s career.
In 2004 Kieran went to live in Thailand to train at the Famous Kaewsamrit gym in Bangkok.
Kieran had another boxed ticked when he fought at Rajadamern Stadium to be the first British man to have fought at both stadiums.
In 2006 Kieran began fighting at 63.5kgs dropping from welterweight.
He was offered by John Jarvis to fight for the WPKL world title against Andrei Kluebin.
That performance Kieran puts as his finest display.
Kieran went on to fight Thai legend and Olympic gold medalist Somluck Khemsing at the Legends show
Kieran’s retirement fight was in March 2011 against French WPMF world champion Charles Francois.
The event was held in Swanley, close to where Kieran lives.
Kieran claimed the IKF world title at 66.68kgs and retired a three times world champion.
Double K Gym opened in August 2013 and in the first full year claimed five world titles travelling to 10 countries. Kieran is also a trainer to six current world champions and has coached over 12 in his time.
Fights: 78 (54W 3D 21L )
Titles: WAKO PRO world champion (67kgs), WPKL world champion (63.5kgs), IKF world champion (66.68kgs) British Champion WKA, WMTO and WAKO pro, English champion WMTO. Drew for WMC world title.
Countries fought in: Thailand (27 times), Holland, Morocco, Italy (2x), Hong Kong, Japan and France.
Competed at the Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadium.
Won UBC fight of the week.
Trained at: Kaewsamrit, Fairtex, Sitdyotong, Jittys, Lamai WM, Mike’s Gym, VOS Gym and Mejiro.
Names fought: Buakaw Por pramuk, Sandet Sassiprapa, Massaki Kato, Warren Brown, Frankie Hudders, Somluck Khemsing, Lee Chesters, Andrei Kleubin, kaoponlek, Fikri Tjarti, Charles Francois, Danthai sit mornersak.
Seminars taught in: USA (Double Dose MT – Los Angeles), Spain (Marbella Muaythai), Estonia (Team Moisar).