Hughes has been a father figure, a friend, confidant, youth correction officer and a guiding light for many talented pugilists and wayward strays who have climbed the stairs to his boxing domain on Lightbowne road.
|Scott Quigg – (21-0, 14KOs)|
Since Brian’s retirement, one of his other long time prodigies, former British and European light-welterweight champion Pat Barrett has taken over training duties at Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club and now trains Scott.
Barrett is hoping to take the Bury man onto bigger and better things and hopefully the world title shot that Brian believed he could win.
Quigg on a couple of occasions as travelled to America to train in Freddy Roaches Wild Card gym and The Goosen camp, gaining as much experience he could, from sparring with good fighters in gyms where you have to win your respect in hard sessions.
I feel like Im gaining experience all the time, even when Im watching tapes. Im always seeing new things and watching how top fighters go about their business, you never stop learning!” – Scott Quigg
|Scott Quigg with trainer Pat Barrett|
Scott Quigg’s gym mate Rhys Roberts is back in the ring after losing his last fight, when he suffered a broken hand, having to withdraw. Roberts tackles Marc Callaghan on his return.
Rhys Roberts was once compared to a young Floyd Mayweather Jnr, by non other than the best pound for pound fighter in worlds dad, Floyd Snr. Who happened to see Roberts fight and train, while over in Manchester training Ricky Hatton. He was impresses enough to compare him with his son and admired Roberts slick skills.