Following the amicable split between the Liverpudlian and Dave Coldwell, we suggest three options to be Anthony Fowler new trainer
While neither Dave Coldwell nor Anthony Fowler have yet gone into explicit details on the reasons behind their amicable split, it appears from part of a tweet the Liverpool boxer posted yesterday that a desire to be closer to home was pivotal. “Was really hard to call Dave that day because I’ve always respected him and looked to him for guidance, sometimes gotta do what’s best for me, I’d see Dave 2 hours a day an spend the other 22 on my own in Sheffield,” Fowler posted. “Dave’s a proven world-class coach that really taught me a lot.” A subsequent post suggested Fowler has now moved into a hotel for the next few months. With that in mind we suggest some comparatively local options for the super-welterweight.
Astley is significantly closer for Fowler than Rotherham but, more importantly, the former European super-welterweight champion employed an aggressive but nuanced boxer-puncher style and that is reflected by his stable, including another Scouser in Rocky Fielding, and WBO mandatory Jack Catterall. Moore has proven himself since inheriting mentor Oliver Harrison’s fighters and adding the likes of two-weight world ruler Carl Frampton.
This is the most local gym for Fowler on the list and it also happens to be the premises of legendary amateur club, Rotunda ABC. Rotunda alumnus, McNally, is building something there alongside assistant trainer Declan O’Rourke and they have helped reinvigorate David Price in recent times. The presence of promising Thomas Hart and a selection of top amateurs can only surround Fowler with hunger to help push him on in the next stage of his career.
Perhaps the favourite here given his accomplishments, Gallagher boasts a stable in transition. Liam, Callum and Stephen Smith, along with Paul Butler and Callum Johnson are operating at world level, while Hosea Burton and others are on the rise, following the retirements of Anthony Crolla and Scott Cardle. Gallagher is a proven commodity, boasting plenty of world title victories and having brought young talent through. His Bolton facility, while the furthest by car, is busy and competitive, perfect to bring out the best in “The Machine”.