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James Cook

born: 17/05/1959, Peckham

Fight History
25 (KO's 14)
Divisions fought in

Jamaican born James Cook came to London aged nine in 1968. Brought up in Peckham, from where he joined East Lane ABC, Camberwell Green, he was soon recognised as an outstanding young boxing talent. As a professional James had 35 contests winning 25, 14 by KO. His victories included wins over Sam Storey to win the British Super-Middleweight title in Belfast in 1990; in the following year Cook also won the European Title in Paris defeating Pieree-Frank Winterstein in a 12th round KO.

James finally hung-up his gloves in 1994 following a points defeat to Cornelius Carr for the British title at York Hall.

Arguably, James’ finest work has taken place since retirement. Working in Hackney James has become a leading community worker in the area and has helped to revitalise the Pedro Youth Club, boxing is a key activity at the club. James was awarded the MBE in 2007 for his services to the local community.

James Cook
With Lonsdale Belt

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