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Maurice Hooker predicting KO of Jose Ramirez

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Maurice Hooker believes he will claim a late round stoppage win over Jose Ramirez when they clash for the WBO and WBC World Super-Lightweight titles on Saturday night at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Hooker (26-0-3 17 KOs) puts his WBO crown on the line for the third time in his first fight in his hometown as a World ruler after trips to Oklahoma and New York, and ‘Mighty Mo’ couldn’t have picked a bigger and more anticipated match-up to return to the spotlight in the Lone Star state.

Ramirez (24-0 16 KOs) puts his green and gold belt up for grabs for the third time since landing the vacant strap in March 2018 in New York, and in a reversal of Hooker’s route to this colossal clash, is back on the road after two home defenses in Fresno, California.

The respectful build-up continued at today’s press conference in downtown Dallas but both men were confident of walking out of the ring with a belt over each shoulder, and Hooker thinks their styles will lead to a late stoppage win.

Hooker says people think it’s going to be a tough fight

“People are saying it’s going to be a tough fight and I hope it is,” said Hooker. “He’s going to come at me aggressive in the opening rounds with those big left hooks, but I’ll stay calm and relaxed because to me, in a championship fight, the fight really begins in the fourth or fifth round.

“I’ll use my jab in the opening rounds and compose myself and let him punch himself out and expose himself. As the fight goes on I will take it to him, push him back and I think I will come out of there with the late KO as he’s not a fighter that fights on the back foot, everyone he’s fought he’s come to them or they have been a smaller guy. I’m tall, rangy and I have power, so I will make him adjust to me and I will hurt him.


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“He’s got a good left hand, to the head and the body, and I know that he’s coming to fight with pressure and he’ll be in my face the whole night, or at least try to be, and I’ve got to try to keep him off. But I’m ready, I’ll make him adjust to me and I’ll have fun in the later rounds.”

Tevin Farmer defends against Guillaume Frenois on undercard

Hooker and Ramirez clash on a bumper night of action in Arlington, as Tevin Farmer defends his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against mandatory challenger Guillaume Frenois. Tramaine Williams takes on Yenifel Vicente for the vacant USBA Super-Bantamweight title and a trio of unbeaten talents look to continue their 100 per cent KO records in Nikita Ababiy, Artur Biyarslanov and Houston’s Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams.

Heavyweight Joey Dawejko meets Rodney Hernandez over ten rounds and there’s action for two Dallas fighters in Javier Martinez and debutant Darius Bagley.

WBC Stats

WBC Super Lightweight World Championship
July 27, 2019 / Arlington, Texas / College Center Park.

MATCHROOM BOXING PRESENTS:

JOSE RAMIREZ (United States)
WBC Super Lightweight World Champion, 3rd Title Defense
Age: 26 / Date of birth: August 12, 1992
Residence, birthplace: Avenal, California
Record: 24-0, 16 KOs / Total rounds: 109 / World championship fights: 3-0, 0 KOs
Height: 5’10” – 178cm / Reach: 72.5″ – 184cm / Stance: Right-handed
Manager: Rick Mirigian / Trainer: Robert Garcia

MAURICE “Mighty Mo” HOOKER (United States)
WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion, 3rd Title Defense
Age: 29 / Date of birth: August 7, 1989
Residence, birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Record: 26-0-3, 17 KOs / Total rounds: 134 / World championship fights: 3-0, 1 KO
Height: 5’11” – 180cm / Reach: 80″ – 203cm / Stance: Right-handed
Manager: Arnie Verbeek / Trainer: Vincent Parra

WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Roberto Cruz (Phil) 1963
2. Eddie Perkins (US) 1963 – 1965
3. Carlos Hernandez (Ven) 1965 – 1966
4. Sandro Lopopolo (Ita) 1966 – 1967
5. Paul Fuji (US) 1967 – 1968
6. Pedro Adigue (Phil) 1968 – 1970
7. Bruno Arcari (Italy) 1970 – 1974
8. Pedro Fernández (Spain) 1974 – 1975
9. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai) 1975 – 1976
10. Miguel Velazquez (Spain) 1976
11. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai) * 1976 – 1978
12. Sang-Hyun Kim (Korea) 1978 – 1980
13. Saoul Mamby (US) 1980 – 1982
14. Leroy Haley (US) 1982 – 1983
15. Bruce Curry (US) 1983 – 1984
16. Bill Costello (US) 1984 – 1985
17. Lonnie Smith (US) 1985 – 1986
18. Rene Arredondo (Mexico) 1986
19. Tsuyoshi Hamada (Japan) 1986 – 1987
20. Rene Arredondo (México) * 1987
21. Roger Mayweather (US) 1987 – 1989
22. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) 1989 – 1994
23. Frankie Randall (US) 1994
24. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) * 1994 – 1996
25. Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex) 1996 – 1997
26. Konstantin Tszyu (Australia) 1998 – 2003
27. Arturo Gatti (Canada) 2004 – 2005
28. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) 2005
29. Junior Witter (GB) 2006 – 2008
30. Timothy Bradley Jr. (US) 2008 – 2009
31. Devon Alexander (US) 2009 – 2011
32. Timothy Bradley Jr. (US) * 2011
33. Erik Morales (Mexico) 2011 – 2012
34. Lucas Matthysse (Arg) Interim 2012 – 2013
35. Danny Garcia 2012 – 2015
36. Viktor Postol (Ukraine) 2015 – 2016
37. Terence Crawford (US) 2016 – 2018
38. Regis Prograis (US) Interim 2018 –
39. Jose Ramirez (US) 2018 –
* Regained

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TOP 10

1. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex)
2. Oscar de la Hoya (US/Mex)
3. Kostya Tszyu (Rus/Aust)
4. Roger Mayweather (US)
5. Timothy Bradley (US)
6. Bruno Arcari (Italy)
7. Arturo Gatti (Canada)
8. Danny Garcia (US)
9. Devon Alexander (US)
10. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY

35 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, four of whom have regained the title: Saensak Muangsurin (Thailand), Rene Arredondo (Mexico), Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico), Timothy Bradley Jr. (US).

128 WBC super lightweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.
This will be the 73rd WBC super lightweight world title fight in the United States in WBC history.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS:

Sep. 14, 2018 Jose Ramirez W12 Antonio Orozco – Fresno
Mar. 7, 2018 Jose Ramirez W12 Amir Imam – New York
Aug. 19, 2017 Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo – Lincoln
July 23, 2016 Terence Crawford W12 Viktor Postol – Las Vegas
Oct. 3, 2015 Viktor Postol KO10 Lucas Matthysse – Carson
July 14, 2012 Danny Garcia TKO4 Amir Khan – Las Vegas
Jan. 29, 2011 Timothy Bradley Jr. TW10 Devon Alexander – Pontiac
Mar. 6, 2010 Devon Alexander TKO8 Juan Urango – Uncasville
June 25, 2005 Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO6 Arturo Gatti – Atlantic City
Jan. 29, 2005 Arturo Gatti KO5 James Leija – Atlantic City
Nov. 3, 2001 Konstantin Tszyu TKO2 Zab Judah – Las Vegas
June 7, 1996 Oscar de la Hoya TKO4 Julio Cesar Chavez – Las Vegas
Mar. 17, 1990 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO12 Meldrick Taylor – Las Vegas
May 13, 1989 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO10 Roger Mayweather – Inglewood
Nov. 12, 1987 Roger Mayweather TKO6 Rene Arredondo – Los Angeles
Apr. 8, 1978 Saensak Muangsurin KO13 Francisco Moreno – Hat Yai
Mar. 6, 1971 Bruno Arcari W15 Joao Henrique – Rome
July 22, 1987 Rene Arredondo TKO6 Tsuyoshi Hamada – Kokugican
June 15, 1963 Eddie Perkins W15 Roberto Cruz – Manila

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WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

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