19 August 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
Martin Rogan has split from long-term coach John Breen and will now train at the St John Bosco gym in Belfast instead.
The 38-year-old Rogan, who, on October 9, will seek to regain the Commonwealth heavyweight title against Sam Sexton at the Odyssey Arena, had been with Breen since turning professional in 2004.
The pair enjoyed incredible success together, though Rogan’s career only really took off when he won the inaugural Prizefighter series last year.
Rogan, under Breen’s tutelage, followed that success up with stunning victories over Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton.
However, Rogie suffered the first defeat of his career when he was controversially stopped by Sexton in May of this year.
Rogan has now decided to part company with Breen ahead of his rematch with Sexton.
Meanwhile, the Irish Boxing Supporters Club is organising a bus and ticket deal for Rogan v Sexton II which will depart from Newry with pick-up points en route.
For more information contact club chairman Bobby Lavery on 07808175612.