WBO Bouts: Weigh-In Results From Dallas
(via Jake Donovan / Boxingscene.com)
Maurice Hooker weighed in much easier Friday than he did the day before his last fight.
Four months after nearly failing to make weight for a title defense against Mikkel LesPierre, the undefeated Hooker only needed to step on the scale once Friday for his 140-pound title unification fight with Jose Ramirez on Saturday night.
Hooker called himself “unprofessional” for his weight struggles before the LesPierre bout, but he obviously applied that lesson to training camp for the high-stakes Ramirez match. Ramirez also met his contractual obligation at a weigh-in Friday afternoon at Hall of State in Fair Park in Dallas.
Dallas’ Hooker, 29, stepped on the Texas Combative Sports Program’s scale at 139½ pounds. The 26-year-old Ramirez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Avenal, California, officially weighed in at 139½ pounds, too.
We officially have a Super Lightweight world title unification fight tomorrow night, folks!@RAMIREZBOXING – 139.5 lbs@mightymohooker – 139.5 lbs#HookerRamirez pic.twitter.com/WVibSuvvim
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 26, 2019
They’ll fight for Hooker’s WBO junior welterweight title and Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title in Arlington, Texas. DAZN will stream the Hooker-Ramirez match as the main event of a 10-bout card from the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
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