Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maurice Hooker's Trainer Skeptical of Terry Flanagan

By Steve Kim

While Terry Flanagan was a belt-holder at lightweight and is undefeated(with a record with (33-0, 13 KO's), Vince Parra, the trainer of Maurice Hooker - who faces 'Turbo' on Saturday afternoon at the Manchester Arena for the vacant WBO 140-pound title - is skeptical of Flanagan and his championship pedigree.

Parra told BoxingScene.com - "Let's be honest, there's not one of those fighters with those title defenses he's had over there that would've ever been put on TV in the United States by any network. I mean, c'mon, Orlando Cruz, a 50-year old Mzonke Fana.

"Look, I give the guy all the credit in the world, he's a tough competitor, a great athlete but styles make fights and when they came up with this and they're doing everything based on the Darleys Perez fight."

flanagan-hooker-weights (7)

What Parra is referring to is his own fighters struggles against Perez back in November of 2016, where he was fortunate to walk away with a draw.

He said of Flanagan, "the guy's run away from everybody from Mikey Garcia to Jorge Linares and I look at styles making fights and I know this style very well and I've seen Maurice with the same style and we have to totally take over this guy.

"To me, this best thing Terry Flanagan has going for him is one, I'm sure he has a tremendous heart and two, the fights in England. Outside of that, my guy fights his fight, we're the big puncher, we have nine first round knockouts. Nobody wanted to fight us before the Darleys Perez fight."

And because of how vulnerable Hooker looked on that night, Parra believes this is why Frank Warren accepted this fight for Flanagan."So to me, that was just a bait-and--switch, it happened and they took the fight with us and it didn't matter where it was. I just know this is a fight my guy wins."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marvlus Marv on 06-11-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18847740]We got it all wrong, bro. :([/QUOTE] Nooo! Terry got it wrong. Hooker was there to be steamrolled. He would've cracked under pressure away from home but Turbo was too damn hesitant all night except for that last round. I…

Comment by Armchairhero on 06-10-2018

what stops turbo being top level is his lack of power... neither of those two took a backward step all night tho, was a good punch up

Comment by Tatabanya on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18845027]Nice. I'm feelin it, too. Turbo's gonna be banging this Hooker senseless. Let's hope Terry jumps on him if he buckles him.[/QUOTE] We got it all wrong, bro. :(

Comment by Tatabanya on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;18845148]By KO? Who has Terry KO'D that wasn't happy, broke armed, old, small or ice skating. Now that I think about it, he is pretty creative.[/QUOTE] Probably I was still thinking about the Magdaleno fight. But you are right, Flanagan…

Comment by Corelone on 06-09-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18844998]Whatever. I just placed a twenty-fiver on Flanagan by KO.[/QUOTE] By KO? Who has Terry KO'D that wasn't happy, broke armed, old, small or ice skating. Now that I think about it, he is pretty creative.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Video: Tom Loeffler Talks Canelo-Golovkin Deal, Saunders, IBF Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Canelo Deal, Saunders, More Abel Sanchez Excited That Golovkin Stuck To His Principles Loeffler: 50-50 Was Fair; GGG Gave Canelo 5 Percent for His Ego! Loeffler: Golovkin Wants Saunders Next if He Can Beat Canelo Photos: Braekhus vs. Sagaydakovskya Set For Usyk-Gassiev Spence: Jermell Charlo Was Trying Too Hard to Knock Out Trout Luis Nery Suspended Until September 1 By The WBC Golovkin Promoter: Canelo Rematch Bigger Than Wilder-Joshua Tyson Fury Hopes To Get a Much Better Opponent on Aug. 18 Weekend Review: Spence, Golovkin-Canelo II, Roman, More Frank Warren: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Set, July 21 Hooker: Flanagan Overlooked Me; I Shocked the Boxing World! Lucas Browne vs. Roger Izonritei on July 29th in Sydney Carl Frampton Expects a Real Challenge From Luke Jackson Pavlik: I Would Rather Have Fought Froch Than Calzaghe Errol Spence: I Would Rather Fight Jessie Vargas Next Than Ugas Eddie Hearn Wants Fast-Moving Josh Kelly to Fight in America Paddy Barnes To Challenge For WBC Flyweight Belt, Aug 18 In Belfast Jamie McDonnell: I'm Going To 126-Pounds, Will Target Big Fights Lewis Benson believes he is taking reasoned risk in Coyle fight Usyk vs. Gassiev To Land in Moscow on July 21, Says RBF Exec Joe Joyce Willing To Face Bryant Jennings Next Hurshid Tojibaev, Two-Time Olympian, is Eager To Go Pro Arum Names Amir Khan as Possible Foe For Terence Crawford Ohara Davies Confident That He Would Beat Maurice Hooker Vijender Singh Aims To Impress Against Lee Markham, Win Title Errol Spence Continues To Make It Look Easy WBC Prez in High Spirits: Canelo-GGG Rematch Can Be a Classic! Miguel Berchelt Already on Weight, Feels Very Strong For Barros Yordenis Ugas Wants His World Title Crack at Errol Spence Arum Shakes Head at "Bad Blisters on Feet" Claim For Jeff Horn Artem Dalakian Knocks Out Thaiyen in Eight, Retains WBA Belt Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel Chris Byrd: Wilder Can't Take Pressure, Almost Lost To Old Man Photos: Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago To Retain WBO Belt Paul Smith Announces His Retirement From Boxing Danny Roman: I'd Like To Unify With Rey Vargas or Isaac Dogboe Spence Unimpressed: I Only Did What I Should've Done to Ocampo Photos: Danny Roman Outboxes Moises Flores, Keeps WBA Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement