Townsville-based cruiserweight Mark Flanagan reacquainted himself with one of his favourite training venues when he dropped into Cowboys HQ this week ahead of his December 5 return to the ring.

The former Australian cruiserweight champion – who vacated his title this year – has had a long history of training at the Cowboys’ facilities, which he’ll again use as he prepares for his Townsville RSL showdown with Western Australian Jayse Bryce next month.

Flanagan is hoping his performance in the charity fight night will be the springboard needed to re-enter the world boxing scene after a tough year marred by injury.

“The Cowboys have always been very generous with allowing me to use their fantastic gym,’’ said the Hawks slugger.

Flanagan caught up with Cowboys assistant coach and boxing fan David Furner while visiting the club’s Kirwan headquarters.