Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Super Lightweight
27-2-3
47-6-0

The tape

31
Age
35
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 7KO 1TKO 6UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12KO 4UD 10TKO 1KO 3
27
Wins
47
18
By KO
29
67
KO%
62
2
Losses
6
2
Stopped
5
3
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2002
148
Pro rounds
332

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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Maurice Hooker vs Jorge Linares preview

When is Hooker vs Linares?

Maurice Hooker could face Jorge Linares in Summer 2021 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

Hooker vs Linares stats

Maurice Hooker would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 3 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jorge Linares would make his way to the ring with a record of 47 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Hooker would have a slight advantage in power over Linares, with a 67% knock out percentage over Linares' 62%.

Maurice Hooker is the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Hooker has a height advantage of 3 inches over Linares. This also extends to a 11-inch reach advantage.

Both Maurice Hooker & Jorge Linares fight out of an orthodox stance.

Hooker is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 year and 4 months later than Linares, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He has fought 184 less professional rounds, 148 to Linares' 332.

Hooker vs Linares form

Hooker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Vergil Ortiz Jr on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Uriel Perez on 20th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jose Carlos Ramirez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at College Park Center, Texas.

Before that, he had beat Mikkel LesPierre on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

He had won against Alex Saucedo on 16th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.

Linares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Devin Haney on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Before that, he had lost to Pablo Cesar Cano on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Lightweight eliminator fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Hehad won against Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Maurice Hooker has been fighting more than Jorge Linares.

Maurice Hooker last fought 4 months and 16 days ago, while Jorge Linares' last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.

Hooker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Hooker vs Linares?

Jorge Linares is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Maurice Hooker if you fancy the incredible upset.

Maurice Hooker vs Jorge Linares news

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