Former super-bantamweight world champion Scott Quigg has ended his working relationship with former Ring Magazine trainer of the year Joe Gallagher.
Since losing his world title to Belfast’s Carl Frampton in Feburary 2016, Quigg has boxed just once to date, winning a stoppage over Jose Cayetano back in December.
Bury man Quigg and Manchester native Gallagher had been a successful, unbeaten duo up until the Frampton defeat.
It was a fight that also forced Quigg to sit out on the sidelines for some time due to a broken jaw, as well as ending his unbeaten record.
Now Quigg has decided to freshen things up and he’s hiring a very well known American trainer to help him do so.
Scott Quigg issued the following statement on his new arrangement in the States:
An exciting move for Quigg nonetheless to train with a coach of Roach’s calibre.
A man who has guided that careers of many, many world champions over decades in the sport.
Roach is known for his offensive coaching style so expect to see Quigg punching perhaps even more explosively next time out.
Quigg to his credit, has always been an entertaining fighter for the most part, put perhaps the fresh change could offer a new perspective on his fight game as he mentions above.
The featherweight division is a shark pool at the minute with another hungry fighter just added to it.
Quigg will join a roster of pugilistic talent at the Wildcard Gym.
Perhaps Roach’s most famed fighting pupil produced from there over the years has been Manny Pacquaio.
For an example of Roach’s offensive coaching style in breathtaking action, check out this Pacquiao vs Barrera war back in 2003 – not long after Pacquiao had joined forces with Roach.