Paddy Gallagher feels “spoilt rotten” following changes to backroom team

Paddy Gallagher [10(6)-3(0)] feels ‘spoilt rotten’ as he bids to start another new chapter of his career.

The Pat Man was recently confirmed as one of MTK’s latest signings and, not only is the BBBofC Celtic champion excited about fighting in Belfast again and working with Matthew Macklin, he also feels things outside the promotional element are falling into place.

‘The Pat Man’ was recently trained by the massively respected John Breen, but has returned to Gerard McManus and has started to work with Dan Anderson for his strength and conditioning.

“I am spoilt rotten now,” he told Irish-Boxing.com before explaining the link up.

“I was thinking about it, and then talked to a few people in the know with connections to MTK and they put my name forward.

“I got talking to them and it went from there.”

Gallagher might not have the profile of some of his fellow Belfast MTK punchers, despite twice catching the eye twice on Channel 5, but he is prime placed for big fights and can be moved quickly.

He holds the BBBoC Celtic title, which means British or Commonwealth title fights shouldn’t be too far off. However, the 28 year old Commonwealth Games gold medal winner is looking to ease his way back from his recent Tamuka Mucha reversal before targeting titles.

“I would like two decent opponent fights to get going again and get a couple of wins. Then hopefully get a fight with my Celtic title and an Irish title on the line.”

“Two of those kind of fights then move to the likes of the Commonwealth, European or British and you know where it goes from there.”

Gallagher claimed the Celtic title while working with John Breen, but has returned to his old coach Gerard McManus, who he claims has matured into a great coach.

“I’m back with Gerard McManus, who I trained with before. We weren’t with each other for a while because of other commitments but now he is back and somehow far better than he ever was.”

“I think it may be a maturity thing, but picking at every wee detail and doing things properly right from the basics. Then Dan Anderson from PPT is looking after all my S&C and I have someone looking after my nutrition.”

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Joe O'Neill

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