KID Galahad, one of the bright young stars in the Ingle boxing gym, hopes Kell Brook will continue to train alongside him for a long time to come.
But he knows that the Wincobank foundry for fighters will continues to go on creating new champions even if Brook does decide to move on.
Brook has failed to put an end to rumours of whether he is to quit the Ingles following his below par victory over American Carson Jones. The speculation is that he might join Carl Froch’s trainer Rob McCracken.
But Galahad says there is no panic at the Ingles over the situation.
“They will just get on with what they do whatever happens,” says the super bantamweight, who, like Brook, is an unbeaten champion. “They will not be bothered.
“Kell’s relationship with Dominic (Ingle, trainer) is different to mine with him. I think it’s all been one-fight deals so far. They are not as close as I am with Dom; I think with them its strictly business.”
Galahad said he would be saddened to see Brook leave but added: “My gut feeling is he will stay.
“The Ingles have always looked after him and got him into the position he is in now (one fight from a world title shot.)
“When he left the Ingles a few years ago, he looked ordinary sometimes and then after he came back he looked a million dollars.
“I hope he thinks long and hard. Maybe last time he left it was a mistake and he wouldn’t want to make a mistake twice.”
Galahad dismisses conjecture that McCracken could re-focus Brook, as he looks forward to a possible October 6 war with Argentine’s Hector Saldivia. Both promoters are currently arguing over where the fight will be staged and it could go to purse bids.
Galahad, aka Barry Awad, said: “McCracken looks after Carl Froch and is involved with the Great Britain squad so how would he have time to look after Kell properly?”