21
Nov
2018

SHOCKER: Kell Brook SPLITS WITH trainer Dominic Ingle

Phil Jay 19/10/2018

Lawrence Lustig

World Boxing News can reveal Kell Brook is on the lookout 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 drugs test.

In another move, Brook is considering trialling 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.



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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 sport 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 really good 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. 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.

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