Brook: I’d love a shot at Canelo

Kell Brook is eager to bounce back from defeat to Gennady Golovkin by challenging world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at super-welterweight.

Despite being stopped by WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight champion Golovkin in the fifth round of their recent fight, Brook remains a welterweight champion.

While middleweight might have been a step too far, Brook still sees a future for himself at super-welterweight.

His first task is to recover from the broken eye socket sustained in his clash with Golovkin, but once that's done the Briton is determined to return to the ring and come out swinging.

"I think 154lbs would be more my weight class," Brook told Sky Sports.

"I need to get back training and see if I could make 147lbs healthily – that's also a possibility because I'm a world champion at 147lbs.

"I'd love that fight with Canelo. I just want to be in those big fights. I had a taste with the Golovkin fight and the attention around it is exciting for a fighter to be in.

"I've got an operation this Friday. I went down to see the surgeons and they wanted to plan it right and look into everything.

"They're looking to put a titanium plate in the eye but they're looking at other materials. They're not rushing it but it looks like this Friday. I'm more scared of getting put to sleep than I was of getting in with Golovkin!

at AT&T Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

"They said it'd be a good few months before I can start sparring again. It's a break so you're looking at six to eight weeks before sparring. I only start sparring when I'm four weeks away from a fight anyway.

"I'm going to make sure I listen to them, take things slowly and don't go faster than I should."

Looking back to the Golovkin fight, Brook takes heart from the fact that he was ahead on the scorecards before he suffered the eye injury that caused his trainer Dominic Ingle to throw in the towel.

"I told him [Dominic] in round two that my eye was broken and that I couldn't see so he was aware of what was going on in the fight," said Brook.

"He's seen that I couldn't see the shots and that I was trying to refocus my eye. That's when he waved it off. I did want to fight on because I'm a fighter but in the long run, the doctor said if I'd have taken more shots I could have been blinded.

"We live to fight another day and it was definitely the right choice because I couldn't see in the fight.

"If my eye hadn't have gone and I'd have been able to see him, I think I weathered the storm – the most intense part. I think he was starting to tire. I could see after every round he started to breathe heavily.

"I was in the fight, up on the scorecards and it was my time to take the shot from him and coming back were mine. I think it would have been a completely different fight if my eye hadn't have gone. I'm gutted because I could've shocked the world that night."

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