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Maurice Hooker out to make Dallas proud; battle with Eduardo Galindo still moving forward despite weigh-in issues

Eduardo Galindo and Maurice Hooker face off in Dallas later tonight (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

Update from Dallas, Tex. as it looks like the Maurice Hooker vs. Eduardo Galindo matchup for the vacant WBO NABO junior welterweight title will still be taking place despite Galindo coming in overweight at yesterday’s weigh in. Hooker vs. Galindo takes place from the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center later tonight.

Hooker (17-0-2, 13 KO’s) weighed in just under the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds but it was Galindo (10-0-1, 7 KO’s) who was five pounds over at 145 pounds. Galindo refused to attempt to lose the weight in the allowed 2-hour period after weighing over and was advised that he needed to weigh in no more than 150 pounds this morning under the supervision of NABO president Porfirio Betegon.
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Maurice Hooker’s progression continues with WBO NABO title shot this weekend in Dallas

Vince Parra and Maurice Hooker are eyeing a Dallas showdown (Photo: Instagram)

Mo and Vince

By Chris Robinson

It seems like just the other day when I first crossed paths with upstart junior welterweight hopeful Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker out in Las Vegas.

A native of Dallas, Tex., Hooker was around Las Vegas in late 2013, during a brief stint in the city with his trainer and former fighter Vince Parra. And although his time in the city was short, what I was able to see from the young fighter in that time left an impression upon me that hasn’t been forgotten.
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