Former world champion Kell Brook has broken his silence on the news World Boxing News broke first last week.
WBN exclusively revealed that Brook had split from long-time trainer Dominic Ingle. Adding that friend John Fewkes would be trialled as a potential interim coach.
Fewkes flew over to Fuerteventura to spend time with Brook. Although WBN understands the pair will not work together for the Sheffield man’s return.
Explaining the situation further, Brook said he’d be open to a reconciliation with Ingle after confirming they would not work together again this year.
“Contrary to speculation myself and Dominic Ingle have not fallen out,” said Brook, addressing comments made on social media from WBN’s previous story.
“Dom (Pictured below with Brook by Lawrence Lustig) is as dedicated a trainer as they come. He has been in camp over recent months preparing his fighters for big fights.
“All Dom’s other fighters were scheduled to fight on big cards in the US. Therefore a training camp out in Toronto was scheduled for their preparation.
“For years now I have based myself out in Fuerteventura for my training camps.
“As I last boxed in March, I wanted to do a lengthier warm weather stint to assist my recovery and preparation for any forthcoming bouts.
“I understand with Dom already committed to the above he could not make himself available to assist on this occasion.
“I know the Fuerteventura set-up well and have had some familiar faces and good people around me.
“I’m now scheduled to fight on December 8. To avoid disruption as well as ensuring I maintain momentum I will continue to base myself out here in Fuerteventura for this bout.
“Preparation has gone very well. And in the interests of maintaining this momentum for this particular fight, Dominic Ingle cannot be in my corner.
“At this point, I have nothing further to add on the matter. My full focus and attention is on getting myself ready for the fans to and close the year in special fashion.
“The meticulous work, dedication, preparation, and focus has gone into this camp. I will continue to grind until fight week,” he added.
At this point, WBN understands Brook will continue his search for a new trainer after deciding against a lengthier partnership with Fewkes.
In another reveal by WBN, Brook is set to trade blows with Michael Zerafa as talks with Amir Khan continue to break down.
Zerafa’s representative Sam Labruna cannot wait for the official announcement from Matchroom.
“We are certainly very excited about the opportunity to fight Kell Brook,” Labruna exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Michael is in career-best form and Kell doesn’t bring anything we haven’t seen before. This fight is going to be more competitive than people are thinking.
“They have labeled this as a keep busy fight and that could be dangerous as we have very different ideas,” he added.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay