News has broken that the legendary trainer, Brendan Ingle, has passed away.
Ingle, born in Dublin, guided four different fighters to world titles, from his gym in Sheffield, the quartet being – Johnny Nelson, Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Kell Brook.
Many of the fighters that emerged from his Wincobank gym adopted a peculiar style whereby their hands were often down by their side and they adopted a hit me if you can style, something perhaps identified during Prince Naseem Hamed’s rise to fame.
One of the aforementioned quartet, Johnny Nelson, shared a few of his thoughts on his Instagram account, writing,
“A good, good man has left this earth today.
“A good friend. A good father figure. And the best trainer in the world.”
Sky Sports, who featured many of Brendan’s fighters, have placed this compilation on Twitter, it is a wonderful tribute to the trainer:
R.I.P Brendan Ingle MBE
The sport has lost a great man who created a legacy … pic.twitter.com/3q9WL2wHzO
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) May 25, 2018
Boxing will be a poorer place without 77-year-old Brendan who, it is believed, suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Brendan Ingle – RIP