Brook vs Spence Jr: Dominic Ingle reveals extent of Kell Brook's injuries after Gennady Golovkin loss
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 20/05/17 7:13am
Trainer Dominic Ingle has revealed the extent of Kell Brook's facial injuries after the Gennady Golovkin defeat, comparing them to damage sustained in a car crash.
Brook moved up to middleweight to challenge Golovkin last September, suffering a broken eye socket in a stoppage defeat, and has vowed to return stronger in his IBF welterweight title defence against Errol Spence Jr on May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Trainer Ingle signalled the end of the fight at the end of the fifth round after growing increasingly concerned about the condition of Brook's eye.
"It's a common injury you have in car crashes, because your face hits the dashboard and cracks the bone in the front of your face," Ingle told Sky Sports.
"I've had one other fighter with that injury a few years back and he said the same thing. He said he felt his eye dropping into his socket, so when you hear someone saying that in the corner you think this sounds familiar.
You've got an idea that something serious is going on. It's not a thump or a bump in the eye, there is something more to it than that.
"He said it feels like my eyes dropping and he kept trying to push it back up and it was going blurry. You have got an idea that something serious is going on. It's not just a thump or a bump in the eye, there is something more to it than that."
Brook has made a full recovery after undergoing surgery and moved back down to welterweight to defend his IBF belt against dangerous mandatory challenger Spence Jr.
But Ingle admits his fighter could have suffered permanent damage if the brutal battle with Golovkin had been allowed to last longer.
He said: "When he got to the hospital I think the doctor said that anymore punches on that and it could have been, not fatal, but it could have cost you your eye sight."
Watch Brook vs Spence Jr, from Bramall Lane, Sheffield, May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office. You can book the event online here.