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Kell Brook undergoes surgery for broken orbital bone

Kell Brook is recovering after a successful surgery to repair his orbital bone and is looking forward to some big name fights next year.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

After weighing their options, Kell Brook and his team decided it was in his best interest to undergo surgery to repair the broken orbital bone he suffered in his loss to Gennady Golovkin. Brook had the surgery last Friday and he is recovering well as his promotional company Matchroom tell ESPN.

Brook's trainer, Dominic Ingle, also details some of the procedure on Brook's eye to the Sheffield Star, which doesn't sound particularly pleasant.

"He looked worse after the fight than he did after the operation," Ingle told the Sheffield 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."

Brook is expected to return early next year with a clean bill of health where he'll likely vacate his welterweight title and campaign at junior middleweight. There Brook would like to target top names such as Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, and Amir Khan.

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