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Kell Brook's trainer fires back at Chris Eubank Jr's insensitive social media comments

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Chris Eubank Jr took to social media barely moments after Kell Brook's trainer, Dominic Ingle, threw in the towel against Gennady Golovkin and offered a bout to the Kazakh middleweight king, saying his corner "doesn't own towels."

Not only did Eubank Jr essentially pass on the opportunity to face GGG this time around - where Brook had to step into the breach - but the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion called out WBO middleweight king Billy Joe Saunders following his victory at the 02 Arena on Saturday, the man who dealt Eubank Jr his one and only loss.

Eubank Jr's comments were seen as mindless and ignorant by many who deem a fighter's health the paramount of importance.

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Ingle fired back on talkSPORT yesterday: "When Chris Eubank Jr boxed Billy Joe Saunders, the first five rounds were a non-event. That wasn't fighting.

"So it is no good Eubank Jnr talking about fighting to the death. For the first five rounds against Billy Joe Saunders, he stood and looked at the guy and lost the fight. That is the simple answer."

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Ingle went on to talk about his own experiences in the sport and knowing that he had to put Brook's health first.

"I've had 30 years' experience in boxing. I have been in hundreds of title fights, I have got plenty of knowledge and I have seen the worst-case scenarios.

"Fighters will always fight to the death. Sometimes that is their undoing. It is down to the trainer with responsibility to realise sometimes you have to live to fight another day."

There can be no debate: Ingle did the right thing. Special K went to the hospital after the fight and was diagnosed with a broken eye socket. What more damage could have been done if he didn't stop?

Imagine what Nick Blackwell or Michael Watson, two men hospitalised and forced to retire at the hands of Eubank Jr and his father, Chris Eubank, respectively, would make of such idiotic comments.

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