Khan opens his gym to Gallagher camp
WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has opened his Bolton gym to trainer Joe Gallagher and his camp after the respected trainer left his gym in Manchester.
Gallagher revealed in his MEN column last week that he would be leaving Kerry Kayes’ Betta Bodies gym after three years at the Denton premises where Ricky Hatton and Billy Graham plotted the Hitman’s route to worldwide stardom.
‘The beauty of boxing is that people are always willing to help each other out,’ said Gallagher. ‘Amir read the column and told his dad to let me know we could use his Gloves Community Centre.
‘I’ve known Amir ever since he was kid and it shows that even after all the success he’s had as a world champion, he still cares about other fighters. He knows a lot of the lads from when they were amateurs and it is a really generous offer.
‘We are looking for our own permanent premises and had been offered space by a few amateur clubs. We are really grateful for that, but Amir’s gym is a top-class facility and with a busy six or seven weeks coming up, it is a really big help.’