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Former WBA Super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg has announced he will be leaving his trainer Joe Gallagher after 6 long tough years, and will be joining Freddie Roach at the famous Wild Card gym in L.A.
“After six years of working together I announce my departure from Joe Gallagher,” said Quigg. “We have been a great team and achieved a lot and had some great wins together.
“I have moved up to Featherweight with the goal of becoming a two-weight World champion and believe I need a fresh challenge to help me grow. Over the last few weeks I’ve been in America training and I’m delighted to announce I will be basing myself in Los Angeles at the Wild Card gym working under the guidance of Freddie Roach.
“This is an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up and I believe this move and change will take me to another level. I’d like to thank Joe for everything he has done for me; he is a tremendous coach and friend, which we will remain. Our first fight together was for the British title and I went on to become world champion under his guidance and for that I will be forever grateful. I wish Joe and all the lads every success in the future.”
Roach is the legendary trainer of some of the best fighters on the planet, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto being part of the hall of fame coach’s previous stable.
This is a huge move from Scott Quigg, could this mean that Quigg is considering leaving Matchroom Sport and joining forces with one of the U.S promoters?