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Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator

The WBO junior welterweight champion and native of Dallas, Texas, Maurice Hooker, is in hostile territory. (photos by Mikey Williams).

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The hometown kid, Alex Saucedo, is hoping to become only the second Oklahoma City product (following Sean O’Grady, who is also co-promoting this event) to taste world championship glory.

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Saucedo and Hooker faced off at Wednesday’s press conference, a precursor to the in-ring hostilities that will occur Friday evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs) and Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) sparred many rounds years ago in Dallas, but both acknowledged those sessions would have little bearing on Friday's outcome. They both promised an action fight, a fitting installment for this "border war."

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Hooker-Saucedo will headline a special one-fight telecast on ESPN at midnight ET. In the co-feature, which headlines the ESPN+ stream (6:30 p.m ET), undefeated welterweight puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas (20-0, 16 KOs) will fight Roberto Arriaza (17-0, 13 KOs) in a showdown with potential world title implications.

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• Maurice Hooker 140 lbs vs. Alex Saucedo 139.4 lbs
(Hooker's WBO Junior Welterweight world title - 12 Rounds)
 
ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
 
• Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6 lbs vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.8 lbs
(Kavaliauskas' NABF and Arriaza’s WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight titles - 10 Rounds)

• Cletus Seldin 141.4 lbs vs. Nelson Lara 142.4 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 10 Rounds)

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•Jonathan Guzman 122.6 lbs vs. Roberto Castaneda 122.8 lbs
(Super Bantamweight - 10 Rounds)

Albert Bell 132.4 lbs vs. Carlos Padilla 132.4 lbs
(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)

Trevor McCumby 172.6 lbs vs. Felipe Romero 172.4 lbs
(Light Heavyweight - 8 Rounds)

Tyler Howard 161 lbs vs. Isiah Seldon 160.8 lbs
(Middleweight - 8 Rounds)

Aaron Morales 117.4 lbs vs. Francisco Lapizco 118.2 lbs
(Bantamweight - 6 Rounds)

Rasheen Brown 120.6 lbs vs. Sebastian Baltazar 120.6 lbs
(Super Bantamweight - 4 Rounds)

Paul Kroll 149.6 lbs vs. Travis Conley 147.4 lbs
(Super Welterweight - 4 Rounds)

• John Rincon 135 lbs vs. Emanuel Williams (Will Weigh-In Later)
(Lightweight- 4 Rounds)

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-16-2018

This is a good fight. Winner fights Crawford?

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