Kell Brook parts company with long-time trainer Dominic Ingle
World Boxing News can reveal that Kell Brook is looking for a new trainer after parting ways with Dominic Ingle.
Brook, who is attempting to seal a fight with Amir Khan, is now without a coach as he trains alone on several Instagram posts.
WBN understands the split happened earlier this week, just a short time after Billy Joe Saunders vacated his WBO middleweight title after failing to secure a license following an adverse drug test.
In another move, Brook is considering trialing a partnership with former boxer and friend John Fewkes.
Fewkes, also from Sheffield, retired in 2014 following a 25-fight career. Failing to win the English title, Fewkes hung up the gloves in his 20’s on the back of a decade-long career.
The now 33-year-old is in Brook’s thoughts at his Spanish training base, with the one-time welterweight champion set to decide if the pair have a future.
Linking with Fewkes could be seen as an eyebrow-raising move for Brook, should it eventually become permanent.
The would-be mentor blamed the downfall of his career on ‘pies and pints’ in a previous interview last year.
Speaking to Bob Westerdale of the Sheffield Star in March 2017, Fewkes admitted his love for booze and food played a part in him not reaching the top – domestically.
“I messed up. I was not shy of a pie and a pint or two when I was training, so I went from boxing at 10 stone to walking around at 15 and a half stone,” stated Fewkes.
“My sports science was a tin of tuna when I was tarmacing rather than a bacon sandwich. But then I had a bacon sandwich after!”
Specifically mentioning Brook at the time, Fewkes admitted the pair were close friends.
“I was envious of people doing well. Kell (Brook) is a perfect mate, but I couldn’t watch him. It was really too much.
“I always read a game well I knew what to do, it was just putting it into practice, for me. So I am better teaching the sport than doing it myself.”
Notorious for putting on weight between fights, Brook has a big job on his hands to make welterweight again for a potential Khan clash.
Whether Fewkes or anyone else is on board, the upheaval of severing a long-term collaboration with Ingle may have a lasting effect for Brook as he contemplates his next and possibly most important career move.