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Paul McCloskey Parts Ways With John Breen Via Text

Paul McCloskey (24-2, 12KOs) will have a new trainer when he returns to the ring in the New Year after dumping long-time handler John Breen - via text. 'Dudey' has spent the last eight years with Breen, who guided him to British and European titles as well as a world title shot against Amir Khan.

But the 33-year-old has not moved forward from that defeat (on cuts) and has decided a fresh start is required - much to the surprise of the trainer.

"I'm very disappointed that it has come to this point and I can't really understand it but I wish Paul all the very best for the future," Breen told the Belfast Telegraph.

"As with all my fighters I felt that I did my very best for Paul and I think his record shows that I did a pretty good job taking him from the amateur ranks and turning him into a professional. We seemed to work well together. Paul was a very good amateur and we got his style to adapt to the pros.

"I got a text saying that he feels that he has to move on and get another coach which I don't really understand but that's up to him. I really don't think I could have done more. I felt I got the best out of Paul."

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Comment by BetterCallSaul on 11-10-2012

McCloskey is a decent fighter and breaking up via a txt is a very weak way to go about things.

Comment by toshmurph on 11-10-2012

[QUOTE=any craic lad?;12682744]Unfortunately if you are not a world champ you are automatically a bum Paul is as you say a good boxer whose level is that off a european champ absolutely no shame in that and i agree dropping…

Comment by Jbrem1 on 11-10-2012

Pauls a good fighter. He is at least a measuring stick for contenders.

Comment by any craic lad? on 11-10-2012

[QUOTE=deadbeat hero;12682737]absolute horsesh*t. He might be a little shy of world level but Paul is a good boxer. He's certainly no bum. Although, dumping John Breen by text is very weak. What a cunts way of doing it.[/QUOTE] Unfortunately if…

Comment by deadbeat hero on 11-10-2012

[QUOTE=LFC;12682725]Paul McCloskey is a bum and so is his cabbie trainer. A club fighter at best and he thinks changing trainers will change his fortunes lol.[/QUOTE] absolute horsesh*t. He might be a little shy of world level but Paul is…

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