Story: Brent Moya
Brendan Ingle is well known to many having finished his professional career with a record of 17 wins and 12 losses. Ingle is currently a boxing manager and trainer at his Gym in Wincobank.
He has a plethora of success stories as a manager having coached some of Boxing’s elite with the likes of Prince Naseem, Herol “Bomber” Graham and Clinton Woods all having passed under his stewardship.
Moshin Khan, who grew up in Burngreave, is one of his current prodigies and has been boxing since age 11 with the full support of his family. He moved to Brendans gym at the age of 15. Now 18 and weighing in at 60kg he has competed in 4 amateur fights, winning 3 and losing 1. Away from boxing he studies Science, Psychology and Phonemics at College and plans to attend University in the near future.
Moshin and his family endured heartache in 2006 when his cousin, Shamawaz Ali, was stabbed to death in Birmingham, “It affected me big time” he recalled.
“He was like a brother to me and had always wanted me to do well in life, when something like that happens it makes you determined to go out and make a success of yourself.Life isn’t forever so you have to take the opportunities that present themselves to you.”
Training with Brendan helped keep Moshin on the straight and narrow, something he is very grateful for.
“Brendan has been great; he teaches you so much about life and how to deal with the situations you encounter. He’s a great motivator who has been to the top and seen it all so when he talks you have to listen.”
The recent increase in gun and knife crime has been a cause for concern among local residents and is something that Brendan Ingle would like to see stopped.
“All the way from here at Wincobank to Burngreave people are getting shot and for what cause? People need to put down their weapons and focus on breaking down the barriers so our community can come together as one”
Moshin was recently involved with a fundraising event at the Pakistan Muslim Centre (PMC) and says he is keen to do more work within the community.
“The event was in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital and turned out to be a success”
The event was organised by Hafeas Rehman, Chairman of the Sheffield Taxi Trade Association (STTA).