Feature | Nov 18 2016

Maurice Hooker discusses sparring Terence Crawford, Miguel Cotto and Errol Spence

Maurice Hooker speaks to George Gigney about his burgeoning career
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maurice-hooker  |  Stacey Verbeek

This article was originally published in the August 18 edition of Boxing News. To subscribe, click here.

WITH a reported reach of 80 inches, 27-year-old super-lightweight prospect Maurice Hooker is a physical anomaly. Unbeaten in 23 professional fights, the upcoming Texan recently hammered Ty Barnett in one round on the Andre Ward-Alexander Brand undercard. His manager, Arnie Verbeek, feels he is three fights away from a world title shot and with newly-formed promotional company Roc Nation Sports backing him, Hooker insists he is ready for some major exposure. He will fight former world lightweight champion Darleys Perez on the massive Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward show in Las Vegas this weekend.

How did it feel to be on another big show?