Tommy Gallagher (trainer)

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Thomas ("Tommy") Gallagher is a boxing trainer best known for his role on reality show The Contender as a profane and straight-shooting trainer and coach.[1] In 2014, Gallagher was a cast member of season 2 of Esquire Network's White Collar Brawlers.[2] Gallagher trained WBC welter-weight champion Andre Berto when he was an amateur and now coaches a team of amateurs at Inferno Gym Naples, Florida.

As an amateur fighter, Gallagher won a Golden Gloves title in 1959, but was prevented from turning pro due to a kidney problem.[3]

Gallagher since has worked almost forty years as a trainer, manager, promoter, and gym owner and operator. He has been a factor in the careers of such boxers as Doug DeWitt, Vito Antuofermo, Don Lalonde, Lou Savarese, Sergei Kobozev, Segundo Mercado and Merqui Sosa.[4][5]

Gallagher is married with four children and nine grandchildren.


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  2. ^ "White Collar Brawlers". Esquire TV. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ Farrell, Bill (2007). Cradle of Champions: 80 Years of New York Daily News Golden Gloves. New York: Sports Publishing LLC. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-59670-205-9. 
  4. ^ "Sport USSR and world arena" (332-333). Soviet Union magazine. 1990: 27. 
  5. ^ Finger, David E. (2005). Rocky lives!: Heavyweight Boxing Upsets of the 1990s. New York: Brassey's. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-57488-905-5.