Damien Hooper Scores Seventh Round TKO Over Um

Aussie light-heavyweight sensation Damien "Super" Hooper extended his unbeaten record to seven fights with a clear-cut six round unanimous decision over tough southpaw and natural cruiserweight Young-Don Um  on Wednesday night.

The 2012 London Olympian went out looking to score another knockout – none of his previous professional opponents had heard their final bell – and peppered his opponent with a variety of solid shots.

But somehow the 27-years-old Korean battled through the pain and even mounted an attack of his own in the third round.

Judges Wally Lewis and Adrian Cairns scored the fight 59-55, while Paul Tapley had it a shutout at 60-54.

"Thanks to my team for getting me this fight. I think I showed my heart and the crowd enjoyed the fight. I'll learn from this fight because when I used my boxing skills I controlled the fight comfortably," Hooper, 22, said.

"We butted heads a few times and that shook me a little. I think he got me with a good shot in the third round. He was a very tough and game opponent. I was happy with how I dug to the body.

"It's only the beginning. There's plenty of improvement to come!"

Matt Clark, Hooper's co-manager, added: "It was a good learning fight for Damien. After a couple of rounds I think Hoops thought he was going to get him out of there and instead got a little careless and didn't box as well as he's capable of.

"He gave away some weight for this fight and Um was a tough kid, that's for sure. I'm happy to see Damien get taken the distance so he realises he can't stop everyone. He'll benefit from it in the long run."

Hooper's trainer Gareth Williams said: "Damien was brutal tonight. The future is so bright for this kid, he showed heart, skill and will.

"The body attacks that we've been working on all came together tonight and he broke his opponent down."

Tags: Damien Hooper image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trippleupper on 03-20-2014

Anyone who can score a 7th round KO in a six round bout has my vote!

Comment by jas on 03-19-2014

[QUOTE=***1048;ATAS;14344279]Um, I don't believe you.[/QUOTE] you beat everyone to it

Comment by ИATAS on 03-19-2014

Um, I don't believe you.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Roach: I Don't Think Andre Ward is The Fighter He Used To Be Video: Freddie Roach Talks Golovkin, Kovalev vs. Ward, More Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have Retirement Pact in Place Video: Justin Fortune Discusses The Heavyweight Division Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Arum: I Would NEVER Do Pacquiao vs. Golovkin - It Was a Joke! Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Mason Menard's Fight Now Off Due To Bookkeeping Issue Molina Still Wants Danny Garcia Fight: He Has Holes in His Armor Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Demetrius Andrade Very Motivated as Jack Culcay Clash Nears Photos: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work at Wild Card Gym Canelo Says The Ball is in Golovkin's Court: Accept The Offer! Ricardo Mayorga Crashes Into Taxi, Pursued For 200K in Damages Canelo Eager To Prove WBO Prez's Prediction of Mayweather KO Vences: A Win Over Casey Ramos Will Open A lot of Doors For Me Photos: Juanma, Vazquez Explode in Very Tense Final Presser Ustinov's Manager Expects WBA To Order Klitschko Title Fight Premier Boxing Champions Reveal Season 3 Schedule Helenius Faces Basile on 12/17, Chisora Rematch Eyed For March Arthur Abraham Shelved For Three Weeks Due To Elbow Injury SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather Won't Even Joke About Ring Return Curtis Stevens-De La Rosa Added To PPV Portion of Kovalev-Ward Briggs Claims Haye Used His Name: He Backed Out of Our Deal Cuellar Vows To Take Mares Out - Targets Frampton, Santa Cruz Klitschko: No Retirement, Joshua Fight Will Be Biggest in Years Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Juanma Repulses Me, I Will Knock Him Out! Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out Badou Jack Thinks Ward-Kovalev is 50-50, Leans Ward With Pick De La Hoya Not Concerned With The Return of Richard Schaefer Andre Ward: Kovalev Won't Bully Me - He Tires, He Gets Frustrated Arum: Trump Thought of Andy Ruiz When He Said 'Bad Hombre' Tino Avila Wants To Dominate Ramirez, Fight For Title in 2017 Molina: Look at My Wilder Fight, I'll Raise Hell Against Joshua! David Haye: In 2017 I Will Be Heavyweight Champion - I Know It! De La Hoya To Critics: I Strongly Feel Canelo-Golovkin Will Happen Taras Shelestyuk Aims To Follow Gold Path of His Olympic Mates Brandon Rios a Free Agent, No Longer a Top Rank Fighter

Latest Active Forum Threads