Nicky cooking up his return

FORMER WBO world super-featherweight champ Nicky Cook looks set to return to action for the first time since losing his world title when he faces Scotland s Commonwealth champion Ricky Burns in October. The local boxer has been out of action since losing

FORMER WBO world super-featherweight champ Nicky Cook looks set to return to action for the first time since losing his world title when he faces Scotland's Commonwealth champion Ricky Burns in October.

The local boxer has been out of action since losing his world crown to Puerto Rican challenger Roman Martinez when he was halted in the fourth round in Manchester in March.

It was in the same MEN Arena ring the 29-year-old defeated Scot Alex Arthur to claim the world crown last September.

Now, after receiving treatment for a back injury, he has returned to the gym working under father-trainer Paul Cook.


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The fighter, who earlier held the British, Commonwealth and European titles in the featherweight division, will be tested by the 26-year-old Burns.

The stylish boxer from Coatbridge has won his last dozen contests including three defences of the Commonwealth super-featherweight title he won last year.

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The clash will be staged at a venue still to be decided in October.

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