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Maurice Hooker Says Mikkel LesPierre is Going Down on March 9

Maurice Hooker is looking for another victory March 9 (Photo: Stacey Verbeek – Roc Nation)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, March 9, WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will look for a second successful defense of his belt when he faces off with Mikkel LesPierre inside of the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight will air live on DAZN in the United States as well as on Sky Sports in the UK.

Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KO’s) is coming off of a thrilling battle this past November where he rose from a second round knockdown before stopping hometown favorite Alex Saucedo in the seventh round in Oklahoma City. LesPierre (21-0-1, 10KO’s) is an unbeaten fighter from Brooklyn but is relatively untested on the big stage.

PHOTOS: Denis Shafikov sparring Maurice Hooker in Big Bear ahead of Rances Barthelemy title bout

Denis Shafikov and Maurice Hooker in training camp in Big Bear, California (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker may be a man of few words, but he has a way of leaving a lasting impression.

We were able to spend some quality weeks with Hooker and his trainer Vince Parra a few years back in Las Vegas and it was easy to spot the synergy between the two pugilists. Whether sparring inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club or getting ready for his ShoBox debut, you could tell that Hooker was a kid who was going to go places.

Golovkin-Lemieux Undercard Results: Undefeated Maurice Hooker captures split-nod over Ghislain Maduma

Maurice Hooker and his team following his ten-round split-decision over Ghislan Maduma (Photo: Team Hooker)

Mo Hooker Wins

By Chris Robinson

We are mere hours away from tonight’s middleweight title showdown on HBO pay per view between WBA champion Gennady Golovkin and IBF champion David Lemieux from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The undercard has been rolling along, as it has been reported that WBO NABO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker has captured a ten-round split-decision victory over Ghislain Maduma. Hooker apparently got off to a fast start, even scoring a knockdown along the way, before surviving a late rally Maduma.

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.

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.

Vince Parra leads Maurice Hooker back into battle at Fantasy Springs

Maurice Hooker, center, and Vince Parra, far right (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, much of the focus in the boxing world is going to be geared towards Las Vegas, as the intriguing Erislandy Lara vs. Canelo Alvarez clash takes center stage at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.

And while the matchup is a fine one, later tonight, nearly 300 miles away in Indio, Calif., a noteworthy prospect will look for another step forward.

Dallas’ Maurice Hooker (13-0-2, 9 KO’s) will fight for the first time from the Fantasy Springs Casino when he faces Mexico’s Lauro Alcantar 8-2 (1 KO) in a junior welterweight attraction.

I have been fortunate enough to cover Hooker for a few of his recent training camps out in Las Vegas with his trainer Vince Parra.

Vince Parra and Maurice Hooker continuing to gel as trainer/fighter duo

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as trainer Vince Parra and junior welterweight Maurice Hooker (12-0-2, 9 KO’s) continue to work and speak on their bond as a trainer and fighter.

Maurice Hooker preparing for Jan. 17 Showtime debut inside of Long Life Fit in Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes with promising junior welterweight prospect Maurice  Hooker (12-0-1, 9 KO’s) and his trainer Vince Parra as he trains out of the Long Life Fit Gym in Las  Vegas ahead of his Jan. 17 debut on Showtime.

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Intense sparring session between Maurice Hooker (12-0, 9 KO’s) and Kevin Johnson at the MBC

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HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in late November, 2013, as junior welterweight prospect Maurice Hooker (12-0, 9 KO’s) and Kevin Johnson put in some intense rounds of sparring.

Maurice Hooker talks sparring with Errol Spence, Miguel Cotto, Ruslan Provodnikov , and others

Chris Robinson catches up with junior welterweight prospect Maurice Hooker (12-0, 9 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on his recent sparring sessions with the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ruslan Provodnikov, Errol Spence, and others