Maurice Hooker: "Iíll Be Back
Soon And Better Than Ever"
On Saturday, July 27th, Roc Nation Sports super lightweight
boxer Maurice Hooker (26-1, 17 KOs) was defeated by Jose
Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) in a back and forth brawl that saw
the Dallas-native go down in a sixth round technical
knockout at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.
Despite the loss, Hooker is confident that he will rise to
the top again, after he takes some much-needed time off to
reset and spend time with his family before getting back
into a training regime.
ďIt just wasnít my night,Ē said Hooker. ďRamirez is a great
fighter, but it was his time. Iíll be back and better than
ever in my next fight - I can tell you that. Right now, I
want to spend time with my family and kids and then get back
into the ring. Iíd like to thank my team and Roc Nation for
standing by my side, Ramirez and his camp for a great fight,
Matchroom and DAZN for coordinating everything and the
referee stopping the fight when he saw the need to. Boxing
is a dangerous sport. The most important thing is that Iím
around to watch my kids grow up. Iím grateful and excited
for the next opportunity I get to prove myself to the
Hooker will look to take another fight soon as he continues
his journey to reach his goal of becoming world champion
once again as the top pound for pound boxer.
ďMaurice Hooker once again proved he is one of the best and
most exciting fighters in the world,Ē said Roc Nation Sports
boxing promoter Dino Duva. ďHe fought valiantly in a fight
of the year contender, but it was Ramirezís night, and my
hat is off to him. I canít express strongly enough of how
proud I am of Mo and his performances during the past year.
Iím sure that Mo will learn from this, his first defeat, and
be even better when he returns, he will be world champion
again. The fans canít wait for him to give thrills to the
boxing world again. He will take some well needed R & R,
then stay tuned for Mighty Moís return to the ring!Ē