Editor's letter | Highlight 2 | Issue | Premium | Sep 17 2019

The hysteria surrounding Rob McCracken, Anthony Joshua and ‘concussion’

The criticism directed at Rob McCracken from certain quarters was completely unnecessary
Rob McCracken
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THE role of a boxing trainer is a difficult one. It’s one where your reputation is at the mercy of others. The hours you put in behind the scenes, which can add up to days and weeks and months and years, are often forgotten the moment a contest doesn’t go to plan. If your fighter has an off night, so do you. Your job is suddenly at risk.

In the last week Robert McCracken and Ben Davison, the coaches of Britain’s two leading heavyweights, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury respectively, found themselves in the firing line.

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