I'm Kell Brook's new trainer? News to me, says John Fewkes

John 'Fireball' Fewkes wants it known that he is on the way to ASDA to buy a chicken to roast for tomorrow's Sunday lunch.

Saturday, 20th October 2018, 1:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th October 2018, 1:58 pm
John Fewkes and young prospects

It's a strange piece of information to put out in the public domain, but it's his way of dispelling suggestions he is going to be trialled as Kell Brook's new coach.

The 33-year-old former welterweight's name was speculated a replacement for Dom Ingle - the regular trainer of Brook.

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Ingle, himself, has denied any knowledge of parting company with Brook, who is training in Fuerteventura.

And Fewkes was quick to add his denials of any new "partnrship" this afternoon.

"I am not going to be training Kell Brook" he told The Star.

John Fewkes

"It's all over twitter, and it's flattering, but it's not true. He's got a great team behind him, hans't he?

"I have spoken to Kell on the odd occasion, but that's not unusual, but there has been nothing along the lines of me training him.

"I have always offered my help, I know him and I like him. I've said he can pop up at my gym, any time.

"We talked before he boxed Errol Spence Jr and asked me what I thought - but that's just the sort of conversation we'd have.

"I am not going to Fuerteventura - in fact I'm on my way to ASDA now to get a chicken for Sunday dinner. I wouldn't be doing that, if I was going to Fuerteventura! I am not lying!"