By Terence Dooley
London’s Nicky Cook will face Scotland’s Ricky Burns for Ricky’s WBO super-featherweight title at Liverpool’s ECHO Arena on July 16th. ‘Cookie’, 30-2 (16), made his return to the ring at the O2 Arena, London on Saturday night, scoring a six round point’s win over Youssef Al Hamidi to set up the showdown with Burns.
Although not ranked in the WBO top fifteen at the weight, Cook is a former holder of their 130lb crown; the WBO’s championship committee will have taken this into consideration when deciding to sanction the contest, which is now listed amongst their forthcoming title bouts.
The 31-year-old fighter had been linked with a move into lightweight title waters. However, he now has an opportunity to take his former belt from the 31-2 (8) titlist.
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