Trainer Dominic Ingle has confirmed that Kell Brook has undergone surgery to correct a broken eye socket sustained in his last fight.
Scans following his fifth round defeat to WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin showed that he had broken the area around his right eye.
Ingle revealed that Brook is targetting another bout “early in the new year” and that he only wants to fight the big names after his performance against Golovkin.
“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,” Ingle told The Sheffield Star.
“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.”
Golovkin, meanwhile, is in talks with Daniel Jacobs over the next defence of his titles, while Billy Joe Saunders is also reportedly being considered.