Legendary Irish boxing trainer Brendan Ingle has died aged 77
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Legendary Irish boxing trainer Brendan Ingle has died aged 77

WORLD champion boxing trainer Brendan Ingle has passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

The Dublin-born former boxer was best known for his Sheffield based Wincobank gym, which produced such World Champions as Naseem Hamed and Johnny Nelson.

Ingle moved from Ireland to Yorkshire at the age of eighteen.

He fought as a middleweight throughout his twenties and held a record of 19-14.

At one point, he was ranked as the number eight fighter in the UK.

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However, it was his coaching ability which he became world-renowned for, and several figures from the boxing world have paid tribute to the Irishman on social media.

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Ingle received an MBE in 1998 for his services to British boxing and work with young people in the Sheffield area.

In recent years, his gym in Sheffield has been inherited by sons Dominic and John and continues to thrive with prolific fighters such as Kel Brook and Billy Joe Saunders under their roof.