By Edward Chaykovsky
Speaking with the Sheffield Star, Kell Brook's trainer Dominic Ingle discussed his fighter's operation to repair a broken eye socket.
The injury was suffered earlier this month when Brook was stopped in five rounds by IBF/IBO/WBC/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at London's O2 Arena. Brook had moved up by thirteen pounds to take the fight.
Brook says he sustained the injury in the second round and eventually it started to affect his vision, which prompted Ingle to throw in the towel during the fifth round.
Brook (36-1, 25KOs), who still holds the IBF welterweight title, has yet to make a decision regarding his future weight division. He intends to return to the ring in early 2017.
According to Ingle, Brook is only looking for the big names - including former four division world champion Miguel Cotto, WBO junior middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and domestic rival, welterweight contender Amir Khan. If Brook decides to remain at 147-pounds, he will be forced to make a mandatory defense against undefeated Olympian Errol Spence.
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.
"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.".