Following Conor Benn’s recent interview with Piers Morgan, Dominic Ingle, one of Britains top trainers, has questioned the motives behind appearing on the show.
Ingle, son of the legendary Brendan Ingle, is the head coach of Sheffield’s famous Wincobank Gym, which has produced the likes of Naseem Hamed, Herol Graham and Johnny Nelson.
He is best known for training world champions Kell Brook and Kid Galahad but also for his reputation of being a straight-talker and speaking his mind.
In an interview with Boxing King Media, Ingle reacted to the latest ongoings in the case of Conor Benn, who failed two drug tests before his proposed fight with Chris Eubank Jr and shared his belief that the 26-year-old is wasting his money by trying to clear his name.
“It seemed like he [Benn] was trying to change public opinion, so that when he does fight, people come out and watch him. I just think now, the more he goes on with the PR that he is doing and the route that he is taking, all that he is actually doing is making himself look even worse and exposing himself.
Why did he do that show? He probably did it because he got paid a s**tload of money, and he’ll need it.
The legal expenses that he will be paying out to these people, to clear his name, is a waste of money. They can present all the information that they want, they’re talking about the lab procedure being wrong, it does happen very rarely, but not twice. It seems like it is everyone else’s fault, apart from his.”
Benn’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, expects his man to be back in the ring this June, with a fight against legendary eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao in the running, along with two other possible opponents.