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Flanagan vs. Hooker For WBO Belt Likely For Fury Return Card

By Elliot Foster

Terry Flanagan will soon have his next fight confirmed.

The Manchester man is set to come up against Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO super-lightweight title.

Flanagan will get a crack at the unoccupied belt, left behind by Terence Crawford who moved up to welterweight, after himself relinquishing the WBO lightweight crown and moving up to 10-stone.

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The fight had been set to take place on April 14, exclusively live on BT Sport and BoxNation, at the O2 Arena in London.

But that was scrapped after the co-headliner to the bill, Billy Joe Saunders' WBO middleweight world title defence against Martin Murray, was postponed until June 23 at the same venue after the champion suffered a hand injury.

That left promoter Frank Warren in something of a pickle as he needed to find a new date and venue for the showdown between 'Turbo' and the undefeated Texan Hooker.

And Boxing Scene understands the fight will land on June 9 at the Manchester Arena, as part of the same card that will feature the comeback of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

The return of Fury was announced by Warren at a London press conference on Thursday, though no opponent was confirmed for the resurgence of the 29-year-old, who has been preparing to box again since having his licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control back in January.

Boxing Scene was also informed by Flanagan's manager Steve Wood that the rematch between Zelfa Barrett and Ronnie Clark, for the latter's IBF European super-featherweight title, is likely to be added to the card.

The immediate rematch clause was adhered to after Barrett, who was favourite to win, was knocked down and outpointed by the Scottish former British title challenger back in February at York Hall.

Further additions to the undercard of Tyson Fury's return, billed 'He's Back', will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 04-12-2018

A snoozer, by default. Terry is wasting it. By the time he gets a big name fight, he'll be past it.

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