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Kell Brook denies falling out with his trainer, Dominic Ingle

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Ingle won’t be working Brook’s corner for his Dec. 8 fight.

Boxing at O2 Arena Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Kell Brook is scheduled to be back in action on Dec. 8th where he’ll take on Michael Zerafa, but he won’t have a familiar face in the corner with trainer Dominic Ingle. Rumors have swirled that Brook and Ingle have split up, but Brook says that’s not the case. Ingle won’t be in Brook’s corner for this next fight, but only because Ingle has prior commitments per a post on his social media page.

“Contrary to some stories and speculation, myself and Dominic Ingle have not fallen out. Dom 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 schedule to fight from October right through to late December, some were due to fight on big cards in the U.S. and therefore a training camp out in Toronto was scheduled for their preparation.

“For a number of years now I’ve 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 Dom already committed to the above, he could not make himself available to assist on this occasion for my training camp.”

Truth be told, Brook should be fine without Ingle in this match-up with Zefara as he isn’t a highly regarded fighter, and one who’s only fought twice outside of his native Australia. Should Brook take care of business as expected, he could be in line to finally land a lucrative bout with Amir Khan (although if you’ve paid attention to them over the years you know that’s definitely no certainty). With that being said...