Maurice Hooker On Regis Prograis: “I Want To Shut This Guy Up”

Hooker: Prograis Talks Too Much

Maurice Hooker (left), Regis Prograis
Maurice Hooker (left), Regis Prograis

Hooker: Prograis Talks Too Much


British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn knows very well how much of a toll the current pandemic is taking on the sport. He has had to cancel the entire schedule of fights during the nationwide lock-down.

In trying to keep the fans and fighters in a positive mood, the never-at-a-loss-for-words promoter took to social media and performed a Q&A type of interview.

One fighter that appeared was former WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3 18ko). The Texas boxer was supposed to face former WBA champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-1, 20ko). Their fight has been cancelled due to COVID-19. It is also a fight that both fighters feel they must win in order to stay in the hunt to becoming a champion again.

Hooker suffered the loss of his title and first career defeat in a thrilling unification bout with then WBC champion Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17).

The former Texas champion bounced back five months later with a devastating first round stoppage of Uriel Perez (19-5, 17ko).
Furthermore, it was a great confidence booster, marking the first fight under new trainer Brian “Bomac” McIntyre, the trainer of arguably top pound for pound fighter and WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford.

Hearn wasted little time and jumped right in with the Prograis fight and asked what is his mindset. Hooker didn’t hold back.

“I’m just going to stay focused, stay in the gym. Everybody’s health is very important right now, so I’m staying focused just being with my kids and family.”

“I still want this fight, I want to get in the ring and shut this guy up cause he talks too much. I’m ready, I’m ready whenever it happens.”

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."