Not a good night for British boxer Kell Brook. He lost his highly-anticipated welterweight bout against Errol Spence Jr. — a fight he was favorited the win — and now boasts a broken eye socket to boot. But, true to form, he was gracious an classy in defeat.
Brook was downed by spence in the 10th round but rallied admirably, only to have the fight stopped in the 11th after a brutal flurry of punches.
After the fight, Brook said he could feel his eye socket break during the fight, but that he tried to fight through it as best he could.
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“I’m devastated. I knew from round seven that the eye had gone and progressively as the rounds went on. I tried to get through the fight and it kept going double vision and then coming back into line.
“In the later rounds 10 and 11, especially 11th round, it stuck there and that’s why I went down on one knee and I remember the surgeon saying to me after the Golovkin fight if you would have gone another round or so you could be blind so I’ve got that going through my mind as well.