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Respect in Combat

🇺🇸Maurice Hooker and 🇺🇸Jose Ramirez embrace after their Super-Lightweight unification bout Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez stopped Hooker in the 6th round to win the WBC and WBO Titles.

“I lost focus and you can’t lose focus at this level. You can’t lose focus for a second or you see what happens. I have no excuse. I lost. It wasn’t my night. I went out like a true champion with a bang.”

“He’s a champ for a reason. I take my hat off to him.”
-Maurice Hooker

Ramirez Hits the Road for Unification

WBC Super-Lightweight Champion 🇺🇸Jose Ramirez signs items for fans in Texas ahead of this weekend’s Super Lightweight Unification against Maurice Hooker.

For Ramirez, who has become a big time draw in California, going to enemy territory wasn’t something he was going to let get in the way of this fight happening…

“Maurice wanted the fight in his hometown so it was up to me to accept those terms and I did.”  

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What it’s All About (Mo Hooker)

WBO Super-Lightweight Champion 🇺🇸Maurice Hooker found boxing after getting into numerous fights on the streets of Dallas as a kid.

He has fought his way up through the hotel ballrooms and nightclubs for $500 fights to a hometown unification bout against WBC Champion 🇺🇸Jose Ramirez Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

Now, Hooker finds his main motivation to fight in his children…

“Being a father means everything to me. It’s my legacy, it’s my motivation, it’s my daily duty. Whether I’m there or away, I’m still daddy. My kids know I do it all for them so that they can have more than I ever had plus some.”