Brook focusing on recovery
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Kell Brook says he will take his time before getting back into the ring but is looking forward to some big fights once he does return.
The British welterweight world champion is preparing to undergo surgery on his eye socket after it was broken during his bout against the undefeated Gennady Golovkin earlier this month.
Brook stepped up two weight division to challenge 'GGG' for his world middleweight belts but found the Kazakh's power too much to handle, his trainer Dominic Ingle throwing in the towel during the fifth round.
The 30-year-old says he wants to be back in the spotlight soon, claiming he would 'love' to face newly crowned WBO super-welterweight world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who has beaten British duo Amir Khan and Liam Smith this year.
However, first Brook must concentrate on getting fit again and says he will not be taking any chances with his recovery.
"I'd love that fight with Canelo." he told Sky Sports. "I just want to be in those big fights. I had a taste with the Golovkin fight and the attention around it is exciting for a fighter to be in.
"I've got an operation this Friday. I went down to see the surgeons and they wanted to plan it right and look into everything.
"They're looking to put a titanium plate in the eye but they're looking at other materials. They're not rushing it but it looks like this Friday. I'm more scared of getting put to sleep than I was of getting in with Golovkin!
"They said it'd be a good few months before I can start sparring again. It's a break so you're looking at six to eight weeks before sparring. I only start sparring when I'm four weeks away from a fight anyway.
"I'm going to make sure I listen to them, take things slowly and don't go faster than I should."