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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.

Newsflash: Aaron ‘Gavilan’ Garcia returns against Tijuana’s Daniel Ramirez tonight in San Diego

Aaron Garcia training in Las Vegas earlier this year (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, Calif., former national amateur champion Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (14-3-2, 4 KO’s) returns to the ring when he meets up with Tijuana’s Daniel Ramirez (10-1, 4 KO’s) in a featherweight clash.

Garcia is riding a four-fight winning streak, with the most eye-opening victory in that run being a 5th round knockout over fellow prospect Kevin Hoskins last November.

Garcia is coached by rising trainer Vince Parra and will be looking to capture the vacant USA California State title with a victory. If successful, expect a big fight to come his way later this year.

For tickets and info, please visit SanDiegoFights.com or call 619.420.8866.

Vince Parra leads Maurice Hooker back into battle at Fantasy Springs

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

Vince and Mo...

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.

Johnny Garcia working with trainer Vince Parra in Las Vegas at Long Life Fit

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as junior welterweight Johnny Garcia (18-1, 11 KO’s) puts in work with trainer Vince Parra ahead of his scheduled matchup vs. Jermaine White.

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Former amateur champ Aaron Garcia putting in work at the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas with former national amateur champion Aaron Garcia (13-3-2, 4 KO’s) as he works with his trainer Vince Parra. Garcia is coming off of a big win over Kevin Hoskins and looking for a big push in 2014.

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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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Vince Parra doesn’t give Ruslan Provodnikov too much of a chance vs. Manny Pacquiao

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Vince Parra inside of the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on working with his core group of fighters, Maurice Hooker, Aaron Garcia, and Rolly Lunas, plus his thoughts on a possible fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Manny Pacquiao.

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Vince Parra on his new squad of fighters, Pacquiao vs. Rios, Mercito Gesta, Freddie Roach, more

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Vince Parra in Las Vegas, Nevada inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he discusses his new squad of fighters that he has brought to Las Vegas, his time working with lightweight hopeful Mercito Gesta, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight, days at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles, and more

Vince Parra breaks down Mikey Garcia vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa; talk Gennady Golovkin, Mercito Gesta

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Vince Parra, who speaks onMikey Garcia’s victory over former WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido while breaking down a match with Yuriorkis Gamboa. Parra also weighs in on WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s scrap with Gabriel Rosado and gives updates on his fighter Mercito Gesta following his disappointing loss to Miguel Vazquez