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11th Sep 2016

Eddie Hearn tweets X-Ray confirming Kell Brook’s broken eye socket

Brook suffered with blurred vision after sustaining the injury in round 2

Simon Lloyd

In the end, Kell Brook’s ambitious attempt to take Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight crown came to nothing.

Having stepped up two divisions to take on GGG, 30-year-old Brook’s night was ended in the fifth round when his corner decided to time was right to throw in the towel.

Boxing at O2 Arena

Before that, the fight was far more evenly contested than many had predicted. The Sheffield fighter breached Golovkin’s defences on many occasions, before eventually succumbing to the first professional defeat of his boxing career.

After the fight, Brook was taken to hospital after suggesting he had suffered a broken eye socket in the second round. As a result, he explained that he struggled with blurred vision for the remainder of the fight.

“I was frustrating him”, Brook said.  “I was starting to settle into it but when you see three, four, five of them it’s difficult.”

The broken eye socket was later confirmed by a tweet from Brook’s promoter, Eddie Hearn. Along with a picture of an x-ray, Hearn added that Brook would undergo surgery on the injury on Monday in Sheffield.

As for Golovkin, that’s now 36 wins from 36 fights. Incredibly, he’s managed to to win 33 of them via knockout. Frightening.

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