Sheffield's Kell Brook tweets positive message despite facing surgery over broken eye socket

Kell Brook against Errol Spence Jr for the IBF welterweight title at Bramall Lane - Picture: Andrew Roe

Kell Brook against Errol Spence Jr for the IBF welterweight title at Bramall Lane - Picture: Andrew Roe

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Sheffield's Kell Brook insists he will bounce back from last night's defeat to Errol Spence Jr despite facing another operation on his eye socket.

Brook lost his IBF welterweight title at Bramall Lane after being knocked down in the tenth round and then taking a knee under no undue pressure in the following round.

Referee Howard Foster then called a halt to proceedings as Brook struggled with significant swelling around his left eye.

Brook was caught by Spence in the seventh round and the 31-year-old has revealed it is an identical injury to the one inflicted by middleweight Gennady Golovkin eight months ago.

Despite being injured in the opposite eye this time around, Brook confirmed he is facing another operation to repair the damage.

Brook had a metal plate inserted into his face following the Golovkin defeat and is set to go under the surgeon's knife once more, while it seems unlikely he will box again this year.

"The eye is broken again, the same as the GGG one, I need surgery again and I am devastated. It kept going to double vision and that's why I went down on one knee," Brook said on Sky Sports News HQ.

"I remember the surgeon telling me if I'd have gone a round or so extra (against Golovkin) I could have gone blind and I had that in my mind," he added.

However, Brook took to Twitter this morning to confirm that he would be returning to the ring but admitted he was devastated by last night's result.

He tweeted: "Thank you to all the fans for your support! What a great fight, gutted about the result congratulations to @ErrolSpenceJr #iWillBeBack

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