With a stable consisting of Carl Frampton, David Haye, Josh Taylor, Conrad Cummings and most recently the addition of George Groves, Shane McGuigan is fast becoming Britain’s most in demand boxing trainer. Calvin Kahn caught up with Shane before Christmas to discuss preparation for David Haye in his comeback fight versus Mark De Mori live on Dave on January 16th at the O2 Arena.
Shane McGuigan deems David Haye’s injury problems are a thing of the past and that the Hayemaker is ready for an assault on the heavyweight division.
“David is already athletic and lean, he is training smarter which is important for him at this stage of his career, in the past David was struggling to fight due to constant injuries, which tore up his body. He’s hurting sparring partners, he is fit and his timing is looking great, so it’s onwards and upwards.”
Dividing time between fighters is a talent in itself, as Shane expands his stable, time management will be a key factor. “It’s all about being organised, structuring your fighter’s day right to find a balance, it’s great fun to be working with all these talented guys.”
The London based coach targets several outings in 2016 for the Hayemaker. “The return has to be done correctly, David is a talented, young thirty five year old, he hasn’t been in wars that cut years off a boxing career and he has only had twenty eight fights, so we will aim to be fighting multiple times this year. He is fit enough for that.”
Will Shane McGuigan guide David Haye to a knockout victory on January 16th or will Mark De Mori spring an upset?
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