FORMER Commonwealth gold medal winner Paddy Gallagher has teamed up with experienced Belfast trainer John Breen.
‘The Pat Man’ parted company with former manager John Rooney and previous trainer Gerard McManus on amicable terms and believes the change and Breen can help deliver success.
The Belfast welterweight moved to 4-0 after making his debut in late 2012, but lost his unbeaten record losing twice in a bizarre Prizefighter tournament. Gallagher has since re-evaluated and has joined WBO world ranked duo Marco McCullough and Jamie Conlan in Breen’s Gym.
“I went to speak to John because of what he has achieved, what he knows, what he can do and the connections he has. We had a chat, I liked what I heard, he seemed as keen as I was so that was good for me,” Gallagher told Irish-boxing.com before claiming he is already seeing the benefits.
“We have been working on a few things, things he wants to change that will work and so far so good and I’m making progress. With a mixture of what I have learned from training with Gerard McManus and now with Breen, it’ll be hard to go wrong.”
Gallagher hopes to have Breen in his corner and ensure a return to winning ways before the year is out, before trying to move back up the rankings in 2015.
“All going well I would like to be out by the end of the year and then target making significant leaps next year.”