Former WBC light welterweight champion, Junior Witter, has questioned Kell Brook’s ability to continue boxing, after to Sheffield ace sustained a broken left eye socket during his eleventh round TKO defeat against Errol Spence Jr. at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.
Brook suffered the same injury to his right eye when he fought Gennady Golovkin in September last year.
Witter, a friend of Brook, has now questioned whether this injury indicates that Brook has a bone deficiency.
“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,” Witter told The Star. “But, Spence is not a single, heavy puncher, he doesn’t do it [knock opponents out] with one punch, it’s more pressure, yet he broke Kell’s socket. Does this suggest there is some kind of [bone] weakness?”
The former champion, then suggested that Brooks should seriously consider hanging up his gloves.
“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,” continued Witter. “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.”