Barking and Dagenham Post – Nicky trains for the future

Nicky Cook still sets his sights firmly on winning a world title to highlight a nine-year pro career which has already seen him claim British, Commonwealth and European awards but despite that aim, he is thinking about life after boxing and has launched a new career as a fitness instructor.

Fitness training has been part of his life for many years as a top amateur and pro fighter under the guidance of his father Paul Cook.

Nicky’s new venture as a personal trainer has attracted the sponsorship backing of sportswear firm Ampro and he will be building his business at a well-equipped gym in Crow Lane, Dagenham, which he is setting up with an eye to the future when his own fighting days are over.

The 28-year-old is still awaiting another world chance after his defeat last summer in a world title clash with classy Californian Steve Luevano at London’s 02 Arena.

That defeat, Cook’s only loss in his 29-bout paid career, was for the WBO featherweight crown but he is convinced he can triumph next time in a bid for a super featherweight championship.

He feels more comfortable with the extra poundage and is clearly excited by the prospect of a clash with Scotland’s new WBO super-featherweight champion Alex Arthur.

The Scot is also a target a for Cook’s stablemate Kevin Mitchell, who is also trained by Paul Cook snr and is due to fight in the USA this weekend.

“There has been talk of a world bid for me at super featherweight against Alex Arthur – and it should come later in the year and I am really confident I can take the title,” revealed Mitchell.

While waiting for his next ring encounter, Cook is building up his new career where he will be putting clients through their paces.

The fighter, who has a reputation for getting into the ring in top condition, will aim to help his clients reach their maximum.

“I will be teaching all types of fitness training with general fitness workouts, cardio vascular and weight training and of course I will help any boxers with their training sessions,” he said.

“I am confident I will be able to help everybody improve their fitness levels with specialised training programmes.”

Nicky Cook welcomes enquiries and can be contacted on 07527 170116 or by visiting www.ampro.co.uk.

Story courtesy of Barking and Dagenham Post