Re: Damien Hooper turns pro
Gareth sounds like he has a good stable of fresh pro's at the moment. He has good facilities and contacts so I hope it pans out for his stable. From what I've heard Gareth is. Really dedicated trainer who is always learning and picking up new training techniques, he was an assistant Australian amateur trainer at one stage and spent time abroad training national teams, so he has some experience and has worked extensively with Hammond ad Hooper before.
It's funny how some people question the credentials of trainers who are relatively unknown and haven't trained fighters of note, and you then look at our best known trainers like Johnny Lewis, who would probably still be training amateurs in Newtown if Jeff Fenech didn't walk through his door.
It's normally the fighters who make the trainers and if Gareth can keep this stable they just might establish him as a top trainer in Australia.