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View Poll Results: Old Gaurd Or Young Guns
Old Gaurd 5 62.50%
Young Guns 3 37.50%
Stay with Amateur Coach 0 0%
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Who'd you recommend? Old Guard or Young Gun?

If you knew somebody wanting to turn professional what coach would you advise them to train with to help them reach the top of the tree?

Old Guard:

Bob Shannon, Jimmy Tibbs, Ronnie Davies, The Ingles, Jim McDonnell, Enzo Calzaghe, Peter Harrison, Rob McCracken, Adam Booth,

All of these guys have trained champions in the past to the highest levels


Young Gaurd:

Shane McGuigan, Anthony Farnell, Gary Lockett, Billy Nelson, Terry McCormack, Dave Coldwell, Joe Gallagher

These guys have started to become well respected coaches and have shown some good coaching ability over the last few years


Or the third option could be them sticking with their amateur coach they have been with their whole career, we have seen recently the likes of Tony Bellew and Frankie Gavin recently returning to their amateur coaches.

The Boxer:

Just for the thread we'll say the boxer is a good level amateur that has a decent punch but can also box at the same time, is continually improving and has boxed internationally at youth and senior level a couple of times. He also doesn't worry what part of the UK he does his training.

I'd like to see how you you rate these coaches and if you believe that experience is more important than new training techniques that may be employed by the younger coaches.

Also if I have missed any good coaches out that you'd like to mention add them in. I'd like to keep it to coaches in the UK too.

I'd like to see reasons why you would pick the coach you do ie their strengths and also weaknesses or maybe their character.

Lets see who wins Old Guard or Young Guns?

Personally I'd recommend one of the Old Guard,

Jimmy Tibbs, I like the way he seems to train his boxers to be Box-Fighters rather than either just on the back foot or steaming forward trying ton bomb people out.

Ronnie Davies, maybe just because I have a soft spot for Chris Eubank and he was the man who trained him but I like the subtle head movements from the straights to the head that Eubank would use.

Adam Booth, he always seems to have a good game plan for his fighters when they are boxing and if the boxer can box to instruction he'd be a good shout.

Rob McCracken, He is a cool customer in the corners and also comes up with good game plans for his boxers, has also shown by training the GB squad good versatility.

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who'd you recommend? Old Guard or Young Gun?

Gary Lockett is the most interesting one at the moment for me.

I really like what he is doing, and the way he is doing it.

I think he is really going places.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who'd you recommend? Old Guard or Young Gun?

It totally depends who the fighter is as a character as well as their style, I think the likes of booth and McCracken are great as they are very calm and knowledgable
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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ye good shout from Michael300, gary lockett really looks like hes gonna be a good coach, im all for staying with your am coach if hes coached you from day 1 personally, but if youved moved around as an am then it depends on the boxer, usually id say old guard, but if theres a young coach trying new things with similar boxers id say give it a go
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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First things first, I'd stay away from Joe Gallagher, I'd like my children to recognise my face on Christmas Day thank you.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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First things first, I'd stay away from Joe Gallagher, I'd like my children to recognise my face on Christmas Day thank you.
Wouldn't be my choice either, one plan attack!!! I'm sure there is more to his coaching though?
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Adam Booth
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who'd you recommend? Old Guard or Young Gun?

Yeah, agree with what's been said tbh. Stay away from Gallagher at all costs..

Personally, someone getting all hyped up and screaming in the corner would piss me off more than motivate me, which completely rules out the likes of Enzo Calzaghe. His ridiculous beer keg training for Enzo Maccarinelli's world title fights confirms this.

I'd like a cool, calm relaxed operator who can compile a gameplan, which obviously favours the likes of Rob and Booth. Both have done very well over the last 5 years or so and are currently two of the best, if not the best.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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Definitely old! I'd want Booth or Rob IMO
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