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Scott Quigg announces move to Los Angeles to team up with Freddie Roach

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Scott Quigg has teamed up with new trainer Freddie Roach and will train at the famous Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

The former WBA Super-Bantamweight World champion and current WBA Featherweight International title holder made the decision after consultation with old trainer Joe Gallagher and both parties have agreed to part company on amicable terms.

The 28-year-old said: “After six years of working together I announce my departure from Joe Gallagher.

“We have been a great team and achieved a lot and had some great wins together.

“I have moved up to featherweight with the goal of becoming a two-weight World champion and believe I need a fresh challenge to help me grow. Over the last few weeks I've been in America training and I'm delighted to announce I will be basing myself in Los Angeles at the Wild Card gym working under the guidance of Freddie Roach.

“This is an opportunity that I couldn't pass up and I believe this move and change will take me to another level. I'd like to thank Joe for everything he has done for me; he is a tremendous coach and friend, which we will remain. Our first fight together was for the British title and I went on to become world champion under his guidance and for that I will be forever grateful. I wish Joe and all the lads every success in the future.”


Beatles fans in a frenzy as Sir Paul and Ringo are reunited in the studio

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sent pulses racing among Beatles fans as they were pictured in the studio together for the first time in six years.

Ringo Tweeted the image after Macca paid a visit to his home where the former drummer is recording a solo album.

In the Tweet, Starr said: "Thanks for coming over man and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love."

The pair last performed together on Ringo's Y Not album in 2010.

Sale's Steve Diamond to face disciplinary hearing over abuse to match officials at Harlequins game

Sale Sharks Director of rugby Steve Diamond Credit: Press Association.

Steve Diamond faces a disciplinary hearing after allegedly verbally abusing match officials following Sale's Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Harlequins.

The Sale Sharks rugby director will attend the Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary hearing on Wednesday evening, in a matter relating to Sale's 13-10 win at Harlequins on February 3.

The former Russia coach is alleged to have verbally abused match officials.

"Steve Diamond of Sale Sharks will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union and/or the game," read an RFU statement.

"Following the conclusion of the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Harlequins and Sale on Friday, February 3, the Sale director of rugby is alleged to have verbally abused the match officials.

"Diamond will appear before an RFU Discipline panel chaired by Sam Hillas on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30pm."


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