Siddique maturing like fine wine as he gets pumped up for ring return

Nadeem Siddique, centre, with, Kid Galahad (left) and Kell Brook

Nadeem Siddique, centre, with, Kid Galahad (left) and Kell Brook

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

Age is but a number for Nadeem Siddique.

The 36-year-old ends his five-year exile from the ring tonight at Bowlers in Manchester.

'Sid' explained: "My last fight was in June 2009, when I injured my back, and then I was involved in a car accident in March 2012, which set me back – in fact, I am lucky to even be here.

"But I am focused – I have even switched off my mobile phone to help me. I have been getting ready for this fight since February last year and I feel I still have a title in me, so I am very excited.

"I have been to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for a training camp with Sheffield's Kell Brook (IBF welterweight contender) and Kid Galahad (British, European and Commonwealth super bantamweight champion), and they have been a great help."

'Sid' added: I will be fighting at 10st 5lb and have sold about 400 tickets to my fans, but I have already have two fights lined up at 10st – on July 26 on the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora undercard, and September 27 on the Channel 5 Kid Galahad show."

Supporters who cannot see the action in the flesh in Manchester tonight can watch via the internet by downloading the Dave Coldwell TV app for free.

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