Date set for funeral of legendary Sheffield boxing trainer Brendan Ingle

A date has been set for the funeral of legendary Sheffield boxing trainer, Brendan Ingle MBE, who died this morning, aged 77.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 17:18 pm
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 17:26 pm
Brendan Ingle passed away at Sheffield's Hallamshire Hospital this morning

The beloved boxing icon's funeral will take place at Sheffield Cathedral at 1.30pm on June 14, before moving to the City Road crematorium later that afternoon.

The trainer's death was announced on social media this morning.

Brendan trained Prince Naseem Hamed from childhood

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He died peacefully in the city's Royal Hallamshire Hospital at 7.40am this morning.

A former professional boxer himself, he set up a boxing club in Wincobank to help young people in the local community and the gym became a breeding ground for some of Britain's most successful boxers.

He trained Prince Naseem Hamed from childhood and Herol 'Bomber' Graham, regarded as Britain’s best boxer never to win a world title, was also a product of the gym.

Brendan was awarded an MBE in 1998

Boxing trainer Brendan Ingle.

World crusierweight champion Johnny Nelson, who was trained by Ingle, was among the first to pay tribute, writing on Instagram: "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... BRENDAN INGLE MBE RIP"

Born in Dublin in 1940, he was awarded an MBE in 1998 and also has an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.

The gym is now run by sons Dominic and John Ingle and continues to produce quality fighters such as Kell Brook.