Golden Boy results: Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker

FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Golden Boy Boxing returns tonight as Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) face off in a 12-round battle for the WBO International Welterweight Title at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The main card will be streamed live worldwide on DAZN. The undercard is streaming live now on Facebook. FightBook MMA will have your official results below.

Vergil Ortiz: “I thanked Maurice Hooker for giving me this opportunity. He didn’t have to take this fight, so I give him props. I felt like I did pretty good. There’s always room for improvement. I could have done a lot of things better. Hooker showed me that he is durable. He can definitely take a punch. He was smart. He was trying to throw around my guard. But I just knew what to do. The game plan was to slow him down. I knew he was going to want to box. I knew he wouldn’t want to stay inside. I neutralized his plans. I did think I would go the distance at some point in the fight. But, to be honest the head shots weren’t hurting him. He can take a punch. That’s when I started investing into the body. This win gives me more confidence. I believe in myself even more now than ever that I am ready for a world title. I would love the opportunity to fight Terence Crawford. If I get any opportunity, I would take it. I don’t care if I’m ready or not; I want that fight.”

Seniesa Estrada: “This is a dream come true. This is exactly how I pictured it winning a world title when I was 7 years old. I was on a global platform on DAZN and a fought a very good champion. I did it with Golden Boy. That’s exactly how I pictured it as a little girl. I think I did great. I followed the game plan. We knew that Ortiz would be a durable opponent. She takes everyone the distance. But nobody had ever put her ever put her down like that or made her face like that, so I’m happy I did that.”

Maurice Hooker: “It was a good fight. I had been off for a year. Vergil is a great fighter. I take my hat off to him. Everyone in Dallas won. I had been out of the ring for a year and a half. I had to weather the storm of the first few rounds and get my rhythm. He’s a good fighter. Vergil is young and up-and-coming.  But there are levels to this. He’s good. But he’s not ready for Terence Crawford. To be ready, he needs to just keep building himself up. He will be a world champ someday.

Main Card:

  • Vergil Ortiz def. Maurice Hooker by TKO in Round 7, 0:36); welterweights
  • Seniesa Estrada def. Anabel Ortiz by unanimous decision (100-89, 100-89, 99-90) to become WBA women’s minimumweight title
  • Marcelino Lopez def. Jairo Lopez by fifth-round KO; Welterweight
  • Tristan Kalkreuth def. Dustin Long by first-round KO; Cruiserweight

Undercard:

Cruiserweight prospect Tristan Kalkreuth (8-0, 6 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas scored a first-round knockout win against Dustin Long (4-2-2, 4 KOs) of Johnston City, Tennessee in a scheduled six-rounder. Kalkreuth ended matters at 1:18 of the aforementioned round.

Alex Martin (15-4, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois scored an upset 10-round unanimous decision win against previously undefeated contender Luis Hernandez (21-1, 19 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico to capture the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title.

George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Luis Solis (25-12-4, 21 KOs) of Merida, Mexico via eight-round decision in a super lightweight bout. Rincon won with two scores of 80-71 and one score of 79-72.

Super bantamweight prospect Hector Valdez (14-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Alberto Torres (11-4-3, 4 KOs) of Sacramento, California. Valdez won with two scores of 78-74 and one score of 79-73.

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