Former British world champion Junior Witter believes that it is time for his fellow countryman Kell Brook to retire after two consecutive fights end with him breaking his orbital bone.
In an interview with the Sheffield Star, Witter suggests that he may have weakness in his orbital bone after Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr. broke it.
“I don’t know anybody in boxing who has had both eye sockets broken," Witter said. "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 weakness?”
Regardless of the reason Brook's orbital bones were broken, whether they are degenerating or simply pure coincidence, Witter thinks Brook should call it a career.
“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," Witter said. "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 challenged for Golovkin's unified middleweight title last September when Golovkin broke Brook's right orbital bone. In his most recent fight, against Errol Spence Jr. in which Brook lost his IBF welterweight title, Brook had his left orbital bone broken late in the fight.
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