Gallagher is not the coach he’s cracked up to be- he’s off his nut says McGuigan

Such was the animosity pre fight that if you heard rival Frampton versus Quigg trainers Shane McGuigan and Joe Gallagher had buried the hatchet you would have to double check if it was done metaphorically or not.

The pair were never expected to kiss and make up post fight, but the usual show of respect expected. By all accounts the pair shared a hand shake in the ring after Carl Frampton out pointed Scott Quigg to retain the IBF super bantamweight title and add the WBA strap to his list of boxing accolade.

However, that’s as far as the peace offering went and post fight Gallagher wasn’t overly keen to praise the winning coach and likewise McGuigan questioned the Manchester’s coaches reputation and tactics.

Speaking after the unification fight the young coach even went as far as to claim Gallagher was ‘off his nut’ allowing ‘The Jackal’ to take the first six rounds at his ease.

“Carl did just enough every single round to prove he is the much better fighter,” said Shane.

“He won the first five with ease. Joe Gallagher is not the coach he’s cracked up to be. He came up with tactics that gave away the first five rounds, it’s madness and why? Because he thinks a World champion is going to blow up – he’s off his nut.

“We kept picking up rounds and Carl could have made the fight a lot easier for himself.

“There’s no need for a re-match, the fact they had it as a split decision is laughable. Barry Hearn told me he had Carl five rounds up and Eddie Hearn had Carl three rounds ahead.”


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