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Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017

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.

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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.".

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by batista84 on 09-30-2016

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;17083227]If the so called feather fisted mayweather could hurt and even walk down Canelo at points in their fight, then there is no way that a big and strong guy like Brook can't.[/QUOTE] You comparing TBE to Brook, did Cotto…

Comment by batista84 on 09-30-2016

[QUOTE=Da Pimper;17081217]LMFAO Lara would need bricks in his gloves to hit half as hard as Special K. Brook would put Lara in a coma with a straight right hand. Cotto would probably get stopped as well. Khan wouldn't see the…

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 09-29-2016

Kell brook got ZERO chance to beat Cotto ZERO, He might beat Khan thats it.

Comment by Chrismart on 09-29-2016

I think he stops Khan, has a really good chance of beating Cotto, and loses a competitive fight to Canelo.

Comment by Xoo on 09-29-2016

[QUOTE=Bardock;17080614]Dude is a GGG towel boy lol Brook was undisputed #1 Welterweight and a P4P fighter to GGG fans regardless of the fact Brook hadn't fought any of the top WW recently to prove this. And LOLZ at the p4p…

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