BURY’S former world champion boxer Scott Quigg says trainer Joe Gallagher deserves more credit for his success.
The 47-year-old, who puts Quigg and world title holders Anthony Crolla and Liam Smith through their paces in Bolton, has recently been crowned Trainer of the Year by respected American publication Ring Magazine.
Quigg, who recently lost his WBA title to Carl Frampton, says it is an honour richly-deserved for his Mancunian mentor but still feels his work is not as appreciated on home shores.
The super bantamweight star told The Bolton News: «You have a trainer there who has won an award that is highly-respected.
«I don’t think Joe has been given the credit he deserves – I suppose it is the typical British mentality and there is a lot of jealousy about.
«That is a massive thing he has won – there is no other British trainer that has won that award.
«That is through the work he puts in day in, day out.
«You have gym that is thriving at the minute and it’s not through luck – it’s hard work, sacrifice and dedication.
«When you have fighters who give 150 per cent and a trainer that does that as well, you have a winning formula.»