Fans and friends of boxing legend Brendan Ingle have sent him floods of ‘get well soon’ messages after learning he is ill in hospital.
The 73-year-old former boxer is receiving treatment on a neurology ward at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
His family said yesterday there was no change in his condition and he was still responding to treatment for an infection.
The grandfather-of-11, who lives in Wincobank where he runs his famous gym, was admitted to hospital last Wednesday.
Neil Hayz said on The Star’s website: “Top bloke and a legend in Wincobank.
“Get well soon Brendan.”
Raymond Gillot wrote: “Get well soon, from his old boxing buddy.”
Reader JT66 said: “I’m sure I can speak for the whole of his beloved Wincobank when I say get well soon.
“Brendan is a true gent and always happy to chat.
“In the meantime let’s hope Dom is keeping the lads in the gym busy looking after the streets around St Thomas’.”
Brendan had been due to attend a match starring boxer Lee Duncan - who upset the form book by beating Dave Fidler - on Friday night. At the match in iceSheffield, Attercliffe, son Dom Ingle said he looked well and seemed to be recovering.
His daughter Bridget Ingle has also said he was receiving ‘expert care’ and ‘responding to treatment’ at the Hallamshire.
She also thanked well-wishers for their messages on The Star website and promised she would read them to him in hospital.
Other messages included one from Star reader Foxhill, who wrote: “Brendan, get well soon my friend.
“You are loved by the people of South Yorkshire and we all wish you a speedy recovery.”
Kayte added: “Lovely man who I had the honour and privilege of competing with in a charity ten-pin bowling event many years ago now.
“Get well soon.”
And sw6 added: “Get well soon Brendan, everybody loves you.”