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Frank Warren: Ricky Burns Must Impress in Cook Bout

Frank Warren insists Ricky Burns must be at his dazzling best when he faces Nicky Cook this weekend.

Burns defends his WBO super-featherweight title against Cook and victory for the Scot could help him land a unification clash in the future.

But promoter Warren has warned the Coatbridge man he needs to produce an impressive display to increase the clamour for big future fights.

"This is a fight that Ricky not only has to win but one he must win in decisive fashion," he told the Evening Times.

"His past two defences against Andreas Evensen and Joseph Laryea have been well received but we need Ricky to come down to Liverpool on Saturday night and let it all go.

"South of the border Ricky needs to lift his profile. This fight has been made for him to do that but at the same time there is no way he will get it easy against Nicky Cook.

"He is a proud man and a former champion who wants the title back more than life itself. For me that makes for a cracking fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alza1988 on 07-13-2011

What is it Hopkins says to Bunce in this .Don't have me in a freezer telling me I should be used to it cause I live in Philladelphia that's crap .It's just boxing though man it's just trick's in the…

Comment by alza1988 on 07-13-2011

I'd be looking forward to this card man but I might be working .Martinez need's to get active to get a shot cause the way he got beat he did get schooled but the WBO is w--k cause Cook hasn't…

Comment by Fish_Scotland on 07-13-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10833706]I hope cook beats this bum burns why you fighting some1 martinez ktfo stop hiding burns be a man n rematch martinez in pr lets see how long you last this time around[/QUOTE] Martinez got absolutly schooled my friend. Burns…

Comment by VERILY on 07-13-2011

There is a limit to how impressive one can be in beating Nicky Cook, regardless of the fashion.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 07-13-2011

I hope cook beats this bum burns why you fighting some1 martinez ktfo stop hiding burns be a man n rematch martinez in pr lets see how long you last this time around

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