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Witter wonders if Brook has a bone weakness

Junior Witter thinks Kell Brook should consider retirement after suffering another fractured orbital bone.

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

Former British titlist Junior Witter questions if Kell Brook is physically fit to continue fighting after suffering another fractured orbital bone that will likely have him sidelined for the rest of the year.

Witter tells the Sheffield Star that he’s never heard of anyone who has had to go through two surguries to repair two separately broken eye sockets and suggests that Brook may not be built to continue on.

“I don’t know anybody in boxing who has had both eye sockets broken. What’s worrying is that Golovkin is a hard puncher and maybe it's not perhaps that surprising what damage he did.

“But Spence is not a single, heavy puncher, he doesn’t do it with one punch, it’s more pressure, yet he broke Kell’s socket. Does this suggests there is some kind of (bone) weakness?”

Perhaps Brook has some form of osteoporosis, but a lack of Vitamin D would be rather socking considering how much Brook likes to sunbath during training camps. Or, you know, maybe he simply caught cracked by two good punchers in back-to-back outings.

Either way, Witter believes that Brook should probably call it quits in this business:

“I say he’s been lucky that he hasn’t had worse injuries and I think he should retire because that luck has got to run out. I’m pretty sure his parents and his partner and others in his family are going to say: ‘Right you have had a great career, you’ve been world champion, you’ve done it.”

Brook has given no indication that he intends to retire, with a move up to junior middleweight seen as the most likely scenario. But what say you, fans? Should Brook call it quits, move up in weight...drink more milk?!

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