Maurice Dewayne Hooker (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional boxer who held the WBO light welterweight title from 2018 to 2019 and challenged for the WBC light welterweight title in 2019. As of August 2020, he is ranked as the world's sixth best active light welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Born||August 7, 1989|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Wins by KO||18|
Professional career Edit
Hooker vs. Flanagan Edit
Hooker turned professional in 2011 and compiled a record of 23-0-3 before challenging and beating British boxer Terry Flanagan in an upset on June 9, 2018 for the vacant WBO light welterweight title in Manchester England on the Tyson Fury vs. Sefer Seferi undercard.
Hooker vs. Ramirez Edit
Hooker vs. Perez Edit
In his next fight, Hooker fought Uriel Perez. Hooker won the fight in the first round.
Hooker vs. Ortiz Jr Edit
On 20 March 2021, Hooker fought Vergil Ortiz Jr, who was ranked #2 by the WBO and #6 by the WBC at welterweight. Ortiz Jr was the better man, first knocking Hooker down in the sixth round, before finishing him in the seventh with a TKO victory.
Professional boxing record Edit
|33 fights||27 wins||3 losses|
|33||Loss||27–3–3||Blair Cobbs||UD||10||Aug 6, 2022||Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|32||Loss||27–2–3||Vergil Ortiz Jr.||TKO||7 (12), 0:36||Mar 20, 2021||Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.||For vacant WBO International welterweight title|
|31||Win||27–1–3||Uriel Perez||TKO||1 (10), 2:52||Dec 20, 2019||Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|30||Loss||26–1–3||José Ramírez||TKO||6 (12), 1:48||Jul 27, 2019||College Park Center, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Lost WBO light welterweight title;|
For WBC light welterweight title
|29||Win||26–0–3||Mikkel LesPierre||UD||12||Mar 9, 2019||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.||Retained WBO light welterweight title|
|28||Win||25–0–3||Alex Saucedo||TKO||7 (12), 1:36||Nov 16, 2018||Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.||Retained WBO light welterweight title|
|27||Win||24–0–3||Terry Flanagan||SD||12||Jun 9, 2018||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Won vacant WBO light welterweight title|
|26||Win||23–0–3||Courtney Jackson||UD||10||Aug 19, 2017||Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|25||Win||22–0–3||Cristóbal Cruz||UD||10||Feb 24, 2017||Salon Mezzanine, Tijuana, Mexico|
|24||Draw||21–0–3||Darleys Pérez||SD||10||Nov 19, 2016||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|23||Win||21–0–2||Ty Barnett||KO||1 (10), 2:27||Aug 6, 2016||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S.||Retained WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|22||Win||20–0–2||Wilfrido Buelvas||KO||1 (10), 2:27||Mar 26, 2016||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|21||Win||19–0–2||Ghislain Maduma||SD||10||Oct 17, 2015||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|20||Win||18–0–2||Eduardo Galindo||TKO||6 (10), 3:10||Jun 26, 2015||Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|19||Win||17–0–2||Santos Benavides||TKO||2 (8), 1:56||Mar 6, 2015||Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|18||Win||16–0–2||Gary Bergeron||TKO||2 (6), 2:12||Nov 22, 2014||Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|17||Win||15–0–2||Carlos Valenzuela||TKO||1 (6), 2:37||Aug 22, 2014||Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|16||Win||14–0–2||Lauro Alcantar||TKO||1 (6), 2:17||Jul 11, 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||13–0–2||Adrian Rodriguez Garza||UD||6||Apr 26, 2014||Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|14||Draw||12–0–2||Abel Ramos||MD||8||Jan 27, 2014||Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|13||Win||12–0–1||Rynell Griffin||UD||6||Sep 26, 2013||Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|12||Win||11–0–1||John Revish||KO||1 (6), 2:08||Aug 23, 2013||Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|11||Win||10–0–1||Mario Hermosillo||KO||1 (6), 2:20||Jul 25, 2013||Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||9–0–1||John Montes||TKO||6 (6), 1:34||Jun 8, 2013||Beamers Nightclub, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Adam Ealoms||KO||2 (6), 1:44||Apr 29, 2013||Cendera Center, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Cameron Krael||UD||4||Dec 19, 2012||Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|7||Win||6–0–1||DeAnthony Bonner||KO||1 (4), 1:52||Aug 24, 2012||Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Julian Rodriguez||KO||1 (4), 2:10||Aug 11, 2012||Convention Center, Arlington, Texas, U.S.|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Pedro Dominguez||TKO||1 (4), 0:13||Jun 29, 2012||Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.|
|4||Win||3–0–1||Demond Brock||UD||4||Jun 8, 2012||Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.|
|3||Win||2–0–1||Martin Gomez||TKO||2 (4), 1:37||Jul 22, 2011||North Austin Event Center, Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|2||Win||1–0–1||Wilbert Mitchell||KO||1 (4), 1:43||Jun 24, 2011||Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco, Texas, U.S.|
|1||Draw||0–0–1||Tyrone Chatman||SD||4||Apr 29, 2011||Orpheum Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S|
See also Edit
- "RANKINGS | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". TBRB. Archived from the original on December 6, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
- "Maurice Hooker Shocks Terry Flanagan, Wins WBO Title". Boxingscene. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Maurice Hooker defeats Terry Flanagan, wins first world title". ESPN. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Ramirez vs Hooker - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
- "Hooker vs Perez - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
- "Ortiz Jr vs Hooker - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
- "Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops determined Maurice Hooker in 7 rounds". The Ring. 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
- Boxing record for Maurice Hooker from BoxRec (registration required)
- Maurice Hooker - Profile, News Archive & Current Rankings at Box.Live