Kell Brook undergoes surgery for broken eye socket

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10:  Kell Brook looks on in defeat to Gennady Golovkin after their World Middleweight Title contest at The O2 Arena on Septembe
Image: Kell Brook required surgery on his right eye socket

Trainer Dominic Ingle has provided details of Kell Brook's operation to repair the broken eye socket he suffered against Gennady Golovkin.

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'The Special One' was halted in the fifth round of an explosive clash with WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight king Golovkin (36-0-KO33) at London's O2 and subsequent scans confirmed a break to the area around his right eye.

In the wake of grisly surgery, Ingle says Brook is already talking about taking on other elite-level fighters.

Ingle told The Star: "The surgeon - who was called Mohammed Ali, believe it or not - went up through his gums, his front teeth, moved an eye to one side and then sorted out the fracture.

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Highlights of Kell Brook's middlweight title defeat to Gennady Golovkin

"Kell is good, though, and doesn't want any delays before his next fight - he wants to be out again early in the New year, rather than later.

"After fighting Golovkin, Kell only wants to box seriously big names, like Amir Khan, Saul Alvarez, Miguel Cotto. Big fights and titles on the line, that's what you need from this moment on."

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Golovkin is currently in talks with WBA regular champion Daniel Jacobs over the next defence of his titles, while WBO king Billy Joe Saunders is also high on his wish-list.

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