NASEEM HAMED confirmed yesterday that he has split up with his long-time trainer Brendan Ingle. Hamed will leave the Wincobank gymnasium in Sheffield where he has been training since the age of seven, and will also stop working with Ingle's sons John and Dominic.
The partnership was tarnished by Ingle's controversial comments in a recent book The Paddy and the Prince.
Hamed said: "You cannot dismiss the time we have spent together - we have shared some very special times that I will remember for ever."
Hamed retained Ingle as a "supervisor" for his last World Boxing Organisation featherweight title defence, against Wayne McCullough in October. However, he appeared to disregard advice from Ingle.
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