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.
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.
On this 1 occasion I am using social media to inform People a good good man has left this earth today. A good friend. A good father figure.. AND THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD A person's worth is measured by the worth of what he values. Marcus Aurelius... This is who I class as a true legend BRENDAN INGLE MBE RIP
Just seen the sad news about Brendan Ingle. What he created at the Wincobank gym with his sons and others is a very special piece in British Boxing history. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends #rip
— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) May 25, 2018
The Great Whispering Guru is gone. Brendan Ingle changed the shape and face of British boxing. The boxing man is dead. Everybody else in the business was in a line behind him / the place will not be the same.
— Steve Bunce (@bigdaddybunce) May 25, 2018
Hearing the news about Brendan Ingle and Dean Francis is truly heartbreaking.. My thoughts are with all family and friends of both men at these difficult times.. Brendan Ingle has left a legacy that very few can ever compare to.. so sad 😔
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) May 25, 2018
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.