If there’s a fight that might not require Dominic Ingle in the corner, or indeed any trainer, it might be Kell Brook’s next one.
Set for December 8, with no opponent announced but rumours very much uninspiring, it should be a routine victory for the former world welterweight champion. A banker home win. Yet the revelation that Ingle, his long-time right-hand man, won’t be there to guide Brook through it is surprising all the same.
It follows whispers suggesting Brook and Ingle had officially split, and comes a day after Michael Zerafa, an unheralded Australian, was touted as the Sheffield junior-middleweight’s December opponent.