Joe Gallagher (boxing)

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Joe Gallagher
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1968-11-30) November 30, 1968 (age 45)

Joe Gallagher (born 30 November 1968, Manchester, England) is a former British amateur boxer, who then became an amateur boxing coach before joining the professional ranks as a trainer. Gallagher was born in Manchester to Irish parents.

Amateur career[edit]

Gallagher started amateur boxing at the age of 11 at Wythenshawe Forum ABC under the guidance of Jimmy Egan until he reached the age of 17. Gallagher then boxed for Moss Side ABC where he was trained by Phil Martin. Gallagher had over 60 Amateur Contests.

Amateur coaching[edit]

Gallagher became an amateur coach at the age of 25 in 1993. During his time he coached at Moss Side ABC (where he trained the amateurs whilst tutor Phil Martin had a successful pro camp), Benchill ABC, Nicholls Police ABC and Shannons ABC. As an amateur coach some of Gallagher has coached a National Champion in all National Amateur Competitions incl Schoolboy, Junior ABA, NABC, Novice and Senior ABA titles his notable achievements are getting Levi Tute to a Schoolboy title in his first season and England Honours, Scott Mann NABC, John Murray to a schoolboy after only 7 fights, Owen Trainer getting to two ABA finals at different weights, Joe Murray winning a Bronze medal in the World championships in 2007 and representing Team GB at the 2008 Olympics, back to back ABA title's with Steve Foster Jr in 2000 and 2001 as well as reaching the quarter finals at the World championships. Hosea Burton 2009 ABA Middleweight Champion.Zac Burton 2010 Junior ABA Champ gold medalist 4 nations .

Professional coaching[edit]

Gallagher turned pro in 2001 after Foster had won the 2nd ABA title and finished a quarter finalist at the World in 2001 he then turned pro. Gallagher was in the corner for Foster's professional debut. Gallaghers first success was when Eddie Nevins won the Central Area title, before Gallagher guided John Murray to the WBC Youth title in 2005 English title in 2006 British title in 2007. Gallagher took over Billy Graham's old gym in Denton back in September 2008,[1] which is Sponsored by CNP. Gallagher has Kerry Kayes doing his fighters Nutrition and weights and is currently training Former British Heavyweight Champion ( Mike Holden )European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin,European & British lightweight champion John Murray,2008 Olympian Joe Murray,English Super Feather Champion Anthony million $ Crolla,Exciting Former Multi titled British Amateur star Welterweight Mark Heffron, Femi Fehintola alongside young pro boxers such as Danny Randall [2] and Liam Cullen, Hosea Burton, Zak Burton. Marcus Morrison Joe Gallagher recently started writing a weekly column in the Manchester Evening News.[3] In 2011 Joe Gallagher's fighters took him to a 49-0 winning streak with it ending in Germany whilst Mathew Macklin lost a controversial Decision to World champion Felix strum . After this Gallaghers Gym relocated to Amir Khans Gymnasium in Bolton home of Gloves ABC Community centre. Since then the stable has grown with British titles for Steven Smith and Scott Quigg as well as Mike Jennings, Callum Johnson, Liam Smith, Paul Smith Scott Cardle now based at GallaghersGym. Martin Murray was trained by Oliver Harrison, Joe trained Matthew Macklin.


  1. ^ Dooley, Terry
  2. ^ Dooley, Terry
  3. ^ "Joe Gallagher Column". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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