He is also President and Founder of the Professional Boxing Association (PBA), an organisation set up to protect the interests and promote education and skills development for professional boxers.
As an extension of this dedication to developing young talent he has also founded the Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The intention of the Academy is to use the skill and discipline required in boxing to promote and deliver an environment where young people can excel in their academic and sporting goals; positively encouraging students who feel disengaged to stay in or return to education and help raise standards in post 16 academic achievement.
On the media stage McGuigan has also developed into one of the leading commentators on the sport. He has been writing a successful weekly column for the Daily Mirror for over 10 years, considered to be the No1 boxing column each week. He has commentated throughout the world; in the USA for Prime Network, in Asia for Star TV, in Europe with Euro Sport and in the UK for BBC, Sky, Screen Sport, Setanta, Wire TV and ITV.