It has been an emotional and testing few months for Manchester boxing coach Joe Gallagher – one of the most dedicated patrons of the British boxing scene. Gallagher has recently flitted from his old gym, which was based at Kerry Kayes’ Betta Bodies in Denton. Kayes had asked Gallagher to leave his gym, because of a dispute over rent and use of his premises – stating that Gallagher wasn’t involving him and his company brand CNP enough and felt pushed out by the trainer, who he says he let use his premises rent free.
When we sat down with Gallagher this week we asked him about the situation and his side of things – Gallagher isn’t stuck for words in his honest assessment, as he tells his side of the story and the split with Kayes. Gymless Gallagher and his fighters were then contacted by Amir Khan, who offered them use of his ‘Gloves’ gym in Bolton, as it wasn’t being used in the day.