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Quigg splits with Gallagher, joins Roach at Wild Card gym

Scott Quigg has amicably parted ways with longtime trainer Joe Gallagher.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former junior featherweight champion Scott Quigg, after a conversation with longtime trainer Joe Gallagher, has decided to move on to a new trainer. The decision was said to be made on amicable terms and Quigg will now train Stateside out of the Wild Card gym 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.”

Quigg recently moved up to the featherweight division in December when he knocked out Jose Cayetan in nine rounds. That outing was a successful bounce back from his first professional loss to Carl Frampton last year, a fight where he suffered a broken jaw.

What do you make of this move? Do you think Roach can improve Quigg’s game in a division where there’s some big fights to be made?

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