The fighter must do whats best for him. No trainer/manager has to get pounded on in the ring when the bell rings, only the fighter.
I left my 1st gym when I turned pro. I had been there for 6 years or so but the owner of the gym ran all of the good trainers off and I was basicaly left to fend for myself. The owner was good for enthusiasm and working the mitts on a basic level but that was about it.
When I decided it was time to turn pro I called up Jackie and it was done, I started training at CMI and then eventually at Galaxy after she opened it up.
I was straight up with the owner at my old gym, I told him that I need more than pad work to get to the next level. He pleaded with me to stay saying that he could take me places but I felt differently. I told him that I was going with Jackie and that was it.
As a fighter you have to do what is best for you, especially in this sport where one fight could get you really hurt or even killed.
If I had to fight myself, theoreticaly, the fighter I was at Galaxy would have killed the fighter from the other gym.
You can get hurt in this game. Look out for yourself first, friendships come after the final bell........Rockin'