Joe Gallagher Tells Shane McGuigan

Ring Trainer of the Year Joe Gallagher Tells Shane McGuigan To Pipe Down

Published On February 25, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

Much has been made of the battle of the trainers ahead of Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s mouthwatering super-bantamweight showdown.


Joe Gallagher tells Shane McGuigan to concentrate on the fight this weekend

Recently crowned Ring Magazine trainer of the year Joe Gallagher (trainer to Scott Quigg) has been vocal in the media towards his thoughts on his opposite coach Shane McGuigan (coach to Carl Frampton) ahead of the duo’s fighter’s titanic showdown this Saturday in Manchester.

Speaking in an interview with IFL TV, Gallagher said of his counterpart:

“I thought he was a nutritionist a few years ago, that’s what he was known as. I call him the Alex Ariza, he wormed his way into the corner with Gerry Storey, next thing they are out and he’s in. He’s never brought a kid through from scratch, so the jury is still out. He’s trying to be funny. He’s talking absolute nonsense, saying top fighters don’t enjoy training, ask Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather, Marvin Hagler – they love training.”

He continued:

“He’s a young kid and he’s getting caught up in it and all that, and just needs to pipe down and concentrate on the fight. I think they are desperately trying to have him as the pin up boy of British boxing, the One Direction of boxing. He needs to just pipe down, go away, learn his craft and crack on with it.”

The added needle between the two trainers definitely places another spice into the bubbling cauldron of anticipation, that is now really simmering ahead of Saturday night’s fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.

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Niall Doran
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