Brook Denies Rift With Ingle

With Kell Brook working in a new camp and with new trainers, many have speculated he had a falling out with longtime trainer Dominic Ingle.

While Brook has confirmed that he will return to the ring for only the second time in 2018 on December 8th, Brook has decided to prepare in Spain, while Ingle trains other fighters in Toronto.

Brook would explain the situation on social media on Monday evening.

“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,” read Brook’s statement on social media.

“All Dom’s fighters were scheduled to fight from October right through to late December, some were due to fight on big cards in the US and therefore a training camp in Toronto was scheduled for their preparation.

“For a number of years now I have based myself out of Fuerteventura for my training camps. As I boxed in March, I wanted 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 for my training camp.

“I know the Fuerteventura set-up well and have had some familiar faces and good people around me to support with camp.

“I am now scheduled to fight on December 8th and 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 thus far gone very well and in the interest 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 and my full focus and attention is on getting myself ready to put on a spectacular performance for the fans and to close the year in special fashion.

“The meticulous work, dedication, preparation and focus has gone into this camp and I will continue to grind until fight week.

“I look forward to seeing you all on December 8th again, where I will shine bright under All of the Lights.”

Brook was set to fight during the summer, but was sidelined with an ankle injury, he is now set to face Michael Zerafa in Sheffield on December 8th.

With a win, Brook looks to finally set up a showdown with Amir Khan.

 

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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