The men in the corner deserve recognition and that is what this award is for.
There have been some steady hands guiding Irish fighters to success in 2020 and here we recognise six.
This award is named in honour of the late Paddy Hyland Sr who passed away in 2015.
And the nominees are:
The Kildare coach masterminded Katelynn Phelan’s phenomenal win over Jessica Schadko with some of the most in-depth preparations we’ve ever seen.
The Belfast veteran continues to work with James Tennyson, guiding him to two attention-grabbing stoppages on Matchroom shows.
While he no longer trains Irish fighters, McGuigan oversaw Lawrence Okolie, Chris Billam Smith, and Anthony Fowler in an unbeaten year.
The O’Rourke’s stable went 13-1 in 2020, managing to be one of the busiest gyms in boxing.
The Bray trainer’s stable continues to grow and he had a major wins for both Tommy McCarthy and Tyrone McKenna.
The former slick light middle is carving out a career as an impressive trainer, cornering Lewis Crocker and Padraig McCrory to career-best wins.
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