Esham Pickering joins up with Carl Greaves
Newark's Esham Pickering has parted company with the Ingle stable in Sheffield.
The British super-bantamweight champion is frustrated at lack of action after seeing yet another fight, this time a title defence against Isaac Ward, fall through.
Pickering, who made his pro debut in September 1996, has won 31 of his 36 fights, but only boxed once last year.
In desperation, he tried to organise his own show at Newark Showground later this month, but this also fell by the wayside.
Pickering, who hopes to fight on the Carl Froch bill in Nottingham on November 2, has teamed-up with old friend Carl Greaves.
"I need more fights and I need some stability," said Pickering. "I'm moving to Nottingham with my girlfriend and baby.
"Carl has my best interests at heart. He is so enthusiastic and it is rubbing off on me already.
"We work one-on-one and I can't wait to fight in Nottingham, hopefully against Rendall Munroe. He can hit, but then so can I."
Greaves says the switch of camps makes sense at this stage of Pickering's career.
"Obviously it is a wrench for him to leave the Ingles after 12 years," he said. "He loves Brendan to death and has the utmost respect for him.
"We have been mates since we were kids. We trust each other and I think we will make a great team.
"There are a few things to iron out, but I think it could be great for both of us, because he is still top-of-the-bill material.
"I've just signed British Central Area champion Matty Teague and Wayne Bloy, so it is all coming together nicely."