Written by Hector Sanchez / November 16, 2014
Photo by Stacey Verbeek
It has been over a year since undefeated Light Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (15-0-2, 11 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas has stepped into the ring in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He comes back to the circled square after stopping his last two opponents in the first round to continue his climb in the ranks of the welterweight division. Fighting out of the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, a premier boxing club in Dallas, Texas, Mighty Mo stands out among many of the best fighters in the metroplex. On Saturday night at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, originally the Dallas Memorial Auditorium and formerly the Dallas Convention Center, Mighty Mo takes on Alejandro Quintero (6-2-2, 4 KO’s) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, on the main event. The tough Quintero will be fighting his first fight on American soil against Mighty Mo in a scheduled 8 round bout. The historical Dallas Memorial Auditorium has held many Golden Gloves tournaments and once upon a time back in 1966 it hosted a world championship bout between Dallas’ former WBC and WBA World Welterweight Champion Curtis Cokes (62-14, 30 KO’s) against Jean Josselin (66-16, 41 KO’s).