One of the youngest coaches in history to train a world champion, 28-year-old Shane McGuigan is breaking the mould in the world of boxing.

Initially starting as a successful amateur boxer winning three national titles he found himself increasingly drawn to the science of strength and fitness. Not one to do things by halves Shane studied under the world-renowned Charles Poliquin, enrolled at the elite Irish Strength Institute in Dublin, and absorbed knowledge from intensive courses all over the world. From there he has become a unique type of boxing coach. Where others focus on sparring and delegate responsibility for strength and conditioning and nutrition, Shane covers all bases, ensuring everything is aligned to produce a fighter in prime condition on fight night.

Having trained Carl Frampton to become a two weight World Champion and George Groves to win the WBA super-middleweight world title Shane has a high demand for his services amongst top fighters.

Now running McGuigan’s Gym in Wandsworth his training stable includes George Groves and Commonwealth gold medallist Josh Taylor, as well as having four further up and coming pro fighters. Working with different body shapes and personalities who need different approaches and targets to achieve their best Shane emphasises the need to establish the trust and respect of his fighters, building a solid partnership that develops mental as well as physical strength.

Shane’s youth coupled with public plaudits from the boxers he trains have driven a growing profile on social media and media coverage ranging from profiles in the Daily Telegraph, Belfast Telegraph, Men’s Health, GQ,  appearances on The Clare Balding Show, and a role as Freddie Flintoff’s trainer in Sky 1’s ‘The Gloves Are Off’.

His business interests are also growing, with the launch of a franchise model of McGuigan’s Gym and plans to expand further into the corporate fitness market.


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