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Ricky Burns trades punches with fellow gym-mate Martin J Ward

Former world champion Ricky Burns and exciting prospect Martin J Ward sharpened their skills in a sparring session as they prepare for crucial fights next month.

The Scotsman features on a packed undercard for Luke Campbell's Hull clash with local rival Tommy Coyle, live on Sky Sports, while super-featherweight Ward also returns to action on the same bill at Craven Park on August 1.

Burns begins the rebuilding process after a brave points defeat by Omar Figueroa Jr in May, while Ward will be hoping to rise further up the rankings after his April rematch win over Maxi Hughes. 

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Click on the video above to watch Burns spar with Ward, from just behind the ropes. 

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