Trainer Explains Why He Won’t Corner Kell Brook For Terence Crawford Fight
The longtime trainer of Kell Brook won’t be in “The Special One’s” corner for his next big title fight.
Brook is scheduled to challenge Terence Crawford for the WBO Welterweight Championship. The championship tilt is set to take place on November 14. It’s been reported by The Athletic that the event will air live on the major ESPN network.
During an interview with iFL TV, trainer Dominic Ingle explained why he will not be helping Brook prepare for Crawford (via BoxingScene.com).
“I’m the trainer. I’m not going to have anyone tell me how they want they want their camp running. Some fighters might do that but it’s never been that way with me. I stipulate how the camp is and what we’re going to do. If he’s not happy with that, then he can do it somewhere else.
“Realistically, Kell doesn’t need to be anywhere else but Sheffield. Why would you take the risk? During these times, why would you take the risk to go abroad? He’s in a big fight with Crawford. Whether it’s an exercise in saving money or whatever it is, that’s down to him. I don’t know who is training him. We haven’t fallen out. We’re never going to fall out. He does his own thing. Like I say, he’s 34, he has three kids, he’s made his money. We’ve had a good run.”
Ingle went on to claim that Brook even ditched Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn in preparation for this fight. Ingle also said he simply didn’t feel comfortable traveling to Spain with Brook for this camp.
Brook has a pro boxing record of 39-2. His only losses have been against Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr. He’s hoping to become the first man to defeat Crawford. If he can pull it off, he’ll become a WBO Welterweight Champion for the first time.