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Hooker: Flanagan is Weak, He’s Soft, He Hasn’t Fought Anybody

Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker will clash for the vacant WBO Super-Lightweight World Championship at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 9th June.
 
The exciting match-up lands on the same card that features the return of former Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury.
 
Flanagan is stepping up to 140 pounds after vacating his WBO Lightweight World Title, and is confident of becoming a two-weight World Champion.

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He currently holds the longest undefeated record in British boxing (33-0, 13KO’s) and will be aiming to unify the Super-Lightweight division once he triumphs at his ‘home’ Arena on June 9th.
 
“Winning this fight will prove that I’m a legitimate 140 pound fighter,” said Flanagan. “I’ll be looking to unify all of the belts later in the year. I’m looking for the likes of Mikey Garcia after I win the WBO belt on June 9th. It’s a massive unification fight and I hope those are the fights Frank can make.
 
“He is a very good unbeaten fighter, he fights on the back foot and looks to catch you from distance. I’m not looking past Hooker but I’m very confident I’ll be able to deal with anything he throws at me to become a two-weight World Champion.”
 
American challenger Hooker has been training with pound-for-pound star Terrance Crawford in preparation for his showdown with Flangan and has had plenty to say about the Ancoats star since their match-up was first announced earlier this year.
 
“I’m gonna wake him up,” said Hooker. “He’s weak and he’s soft. He hasn’t fought anybody. He fights little guys. I hit hard with both hands. He’s never fought anyone with skills like me. He runs a lot. He does that real good. Power? He hasn’t got any power. He pitty-pats!”
 
Hooker, whose record reads 23-0-3 (16 KOs) has claimed that ‘Turbo’ is a dirty fighter and has torn into the Mancunians tactics.
 
“I’ve been watching his fights. He holds a lot, he uses his forearm to the head. He does a lot of stuff dirty. I’m going to stop him and I’m going to show him who’s the best at 140! It could be the first round, second round or third round… but he’s going down!”
 
Tickets for Flanagan v Hooker are available purchase NOW via the Manchester Arena on www.manchester-arena.com and tel: 0844 847 8000.
 
Tickets for this unmissable event start from just £40.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marvlus Marv on 04-14-2018

Hooker is about to get Turbo-ed. One thing Terry isn't, and that's soft. Sure, he sounds like he's had his brains sucked out but don't let that fool you. Anyway, one of the worst decisions of 2017 was Hooker getting…

Comment by Sosay on 04-13-2018

Flanagan "should" win but who knows. He hasn't done much in 33 fights and avoided everyone worth much at 135.

Comment by GlassJoey on 04-13-2018

If someone told me I was dirty and they’d beat me because I was soft, I would make sure I fought extra dirty. My first punch would be a Johnny Cage style package check

Comment by Dreamking on 04-13-2018

Was Perez soft as well?

Comment by Vinnykin on 04-13-2018

Flanagan is underrated, he will fight better as he steps up competition. Hooker gets stopped in this fight.

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