It may be unfair, it may be unjust but the constant changing of trainers by Scottish Super-Featherweight contender Alex Arthur continues to bemuse most observers. For such an affable character on the cusp of genuine world title opportunities, it once again appears a peculiar time to change a such a crucial aspect of his camp.The excellent Brian Donald of the Scotsman today reports Billy Nelson, a founding father of Arthur’s professional career – taking the Edinburgh man from his debut to the British title between 2000-2002 – is set to return to the fold. Following on from Arthur’s assimilation to the Harrison camp, a relationship which concluded under something of a cloud, a tenuous connection to Freddie Roach in the States – though I never recall seeing them pictured together – and most recently Jimmy Tibbs. Working Arthur’s corner doesn’t appear to have much of a pension plan.
Arthur claims Tibbs’ geography is at the heart of his decision and the two remain on good terms.
To read quotes from Arthur and Nelson click on the link to Brian’s article here.