Former Kell Brook trainer Dominic Ingle reveals plan for live music shows after latest single release

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The former Kell Brook trainer has a bit more free time now that the Special One is retired after his victory over Amir Khan in February – and would like to use it to road test some of the music he wrote over the years.

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The musician Ingle played in bands in his youth before entering the world of boxing. But he never gave up on his hobby and released his third single, I Met a Girl, earlier this month.

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“I never really had time to put together the material to do concerts,” he explains.

“Kell’s last fight was a very important fight for him and me, what people don’t realize is that we started this camp last July.

“Now I have more time, hopefully by Christmas I will have enough songs to go out and do a set.”

Ingle’s persona is unflappable and, unsurprisingly, he’s undeterred by how carrying his soul through the songs he’s written can be seen in the often macho world of men’s boxing.

“I was always raised not to be bothered,” he says.

“When I was a kid my dad used to sing Irish songs to me by the fireplace, I was in the church choir.

“Boxers are quite emotional people, that’s what people don’t understand.

“Most of the time it’s just a facade because they have to get in that area to go and inflict pain and damage on someone else.”

Even in the musical teachings of Dom’s father, the late Brendan Ingle, are never far away.

“I’ll never be an Ed Sheeran, but my dad said you can do anything you want in life. You don’t have to be good at everything, but try anyway.

“He put that positivity in me and that’s the attitude I have towards things; don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it.

“You have to work and work and work and eventually if you keep doing it you will get better.

“I was lucky to be surrounded by great musicians like Danny O’Donoghue (The Script) and Gerry Cinnamon.

“You get great little tips and you learn.”

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