The Trowbridge prospect, 16-3-1, had built a strong bond with Mark Kent but felt he had to gamble in order to progress further.
“I thought it was the right time to change,” he said. “Before I felt I wasn’t throwing enough shots so I switched to Gary and he’s started to get this out of me just from taking me on the pads and sparring. I’ve always sparred with his lads and he’s a straight-talking guy. He doesn’t waste his time, and he only trains fighters who he feels can go far.”