I mean.... has there ever been a trainer so apparently inept at drilling his fighters in terms of their defensive skills?
He's had lots of talent walk into that gym, and they all seem to morph into flat footed, average punching plodders that get hit constantly - seemingly the only hope is to have a better chin than your opponent or hope that he's got Paulie type power.
John Murray - banged up and stopped x2
Steven Smith - banged up and stopped vs Selby
Paul Smith - blasted out by Groves
Macklin - face first slugging vs Sturm
Joe Murray- ragged as hell every fight
Quigg - getting hit more and more in recent fights
And now Crolla....
It seems the 42-0 or whatever it was t-shirts have well and truly come back to bite him on the arse.
I know it's the ''Manchester style'' but FFS, how hard can it be to come up with a few defensive tricks, and implement them?
For all the shit that I've given Vince Cleverly.... on recent form there ain't much to choose between them.