I think that was his problem, they all made a big deal about his unbeaten record. Didn't they all wear a t-shirt once with his unbeaten record on it for one of his fighters fight, i can't remember who it was.He's a very good trainer, and the criticism he's received over the years has been unfair. As soon as that unbeaten record went, fans jumped on him but he's always done a good job with the talent he's got.
Think that's a fair point.His fighters all seemed to have the same sort of style and they were all worked out around the same time. Murray, Paul and Stephen Smith, Crolla all lost big fights due to their lack of head movement and people began saying "Joe only teaches come forward attack". I think that was a fair criticism at the time but Gallagher has improved since then and so have his fighters because of it. You've got to remember, he's only a young guy himself as a trainer (late 30s or early 40s), he hasn't been in the game that long so obviously he has lots to learn too.
I've never met him but personally, going off what I've seen, I think he's a bloke who likes the limelight a bit too much. He's always having these long-winded interviews and he's always sitting right up in front of the camera himself after the fight, it should really be his fighters' moment of glory. All that stuff about Kerry Kayes kicking him out the gym as well can't have helped. He and John Murray parted on bad terms too supposedly because John feels Joe didn't train him properly (Gallagher says Murray wasn't dedicated enough though so it's who you believe).
Overall, I think he's a very good up and coming trainer and he'll likely have some world champions before too long. Just wish he'd take more of a backseat sometimes.