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Hundreds bid farewell to legendary Sheffield boxing trainer Brendan Ingle

Boxing trainer Brendan Ingle displays his MBE Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Sheffield to bid a final farewell to legendary boxing coach Brendan Ingle at his funeral today.

The 77-year-old died at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital last month after a short illness.

Funeral service at Sheffield Cathedral Credit: ITV News

Ingle first came to Yorkshire as a teenager and coached many notable young fighters to the top levels of boxing, including Naseem Hamed, Herol Graham, and Kell Brook.

Funeral service at Sheffield Cathedral Credit: ITV News

Former professional boxer Johnny Nelson, who famously trained with Ingle, said: "People are coming to show their respects, and that is what's most important.

He added: "I don't think Brendan realised what an effect he had on people around the world. I know there's people coming from all over the country to come to the funeral. For me it's about celebrating his life. He was a good man."

Funeral service at Sheffield Cathedral Credit: ITV News

The funeral procession set off from Ingle's gym in Wincobank at 1pm and made it's way through the city to the service at Sheffield Cathedral.