INSTANTBOXING.COM’S TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2016’s Trainer of the Year 2016 goes to…. Shane McGuigan. Read below for what the staff had to say.

Trainer of the Year: Dave Coldwell

Sterling work rejuvenating the career of Tony Bellew, saw the scouser pick up the prestigious WBC cruiserweight world title earlier this year. Jamie McDonnell made two defences of his WBA bantamweight world title, whilst heavyweight David Price and Gavin McDonnell may both be knocking on the door of title shots in 2017.

Trainer of the Year: Shane McGuigan

It doesn’t seem right to give this award to anyone other than the man who has guided my Fighter of the Year and for that reason Shane McGuigan gets my vote.

Not only has he masterminded the rise and rise of Carl Frampton alongside his father Barry McGuigan, who manages the Ulsterman, but he has also manoeuvred into a position –– from the depths of despair following three world title defeats –– where he will soon challenge Fedor Chudinov for the Super WBA belt at super-middleweight.

As a sidenote, Josh Taylor, who is also trained by McGuigan, is my one to watch in 2017.

Trainer of the Year: Shane McGuigan

As well as guiding Frampton to his two victories, he has put David Haye in a position to challenge for world honours once more. He has also guided Josh Taylor to become one of the hottest talents in the world

Trainer of the Year: Manuel Robles

Manuel “Manny” Robles runs The Rock boxing gym in Carson, CA and has been building a stable worthy of this title for the last few years. Creating two world champions in Oscar Valdez and Jesse Magadaleno, Robles has turned the Rock into one of the premier locations for sparring in the Mecca of boxing, Los Angeles. Aside from his two champions Robles has guided heralded prospects Jason Quigley, and the previously unbeaten Vyacheslav Shabransky.

Trainer of the Year: Abel Sanchez

Literally for his work with Gennady Golovkin this year and the set-up at Big Bear.

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