Hooker To Test His Mettle at Welterweight

Maurice Hooker Returns to Action

Maurice Hooker
Maurice Hooker

Maurice Hooker Returns to Action


This Friday December 20, former WBO world super lightweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (26-1-3, 17 KO’s) is returning to action. On that date, Mighty Mo will take on Uriel “Bombardero” Perez (19-4, 17 KO’s) on the undercard of Jacobs v Chavez Jr. The fight will take place in Talking Stick Resort Arena, located in Phoenix, Arizona, and will air live on DAZN.

GETTING BACK ON THE HORSE

Just a short five months ago, Hooker was half of a tremendously exciting super lightweight unification bout with WBC world super lightweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s). Regrettably for Hooker, after six red hot rounds of action, Ramirez was able to collect a dominant stoppage victory. It was the first loss of Mighty Mo’s career.

Now Hooker is ready to get back to his winning ways. Although this time he is trying his luck in a new division. Rather than remaining at 140, Mighty Mo is gearing up to try his hand at welterweight.

It will be intriguing to see how he fairs at the heavier weight. Will Hooker prove to be more durable with the added pounds? Will his power carry up? These tools will be of massive importance in the shark-filled 147lbs waters.

DIPPING THE TOE IN

As Mighty Mo makes this leap to welterweight, it appears that he is doing so with caution. At best, his opponent Uriel Perez has only been put up against moderate competition. Of his nineteen fights, seventeen have taken place in his native Mexico. Perez also fought in Canada and Argentina one time apiece. Bombardero has never fought in the United States.

Judging by this selection, Team Hooker is simply looking to get back in the win column and see how the new division feels. Although one can never be too comfortable. Even though we’re at the tail end of it, this is still 2019, the Year of the Upset. Just a couple days ago, for a brief moment, Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas gave a little scare to pound-for-pound Terence “Bud” Crawford fans before getting dusted off.

Time after time, it’s been proven that boxing is just not the sport to look past people in. So, 3kingsboxing will keep a close eye on this fight and general time of transition for Maurice Hooker.

By: Bakari Simpson

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