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VIDEO: In the Ring with Hector Sanchez – Maurice Hooker

In this episode host Hector Sanchez talks with undefeated welterweight prospect Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker.
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VIDEO: In the Ring with Hector Sanchez – Arnie Verbeek

On this episode of “In the Ring,” host Hector Sanchez sits down and speaks with Maple Avenue Boxing Gym owner and fight junkie Arnie Verbeek.  Listen as they discuss Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker’s upcoming bout on Friday as well as the history and future of the gym.
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“Mighty Mo” headlines Paulie Ayala’s August 22nd show Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

Forth, Worth, Texas August 18, 2014 – Light Welterweight “Mighty Mo” Maurice Hooker (14-0-2, 10KO) out of Maple Ave Boxing Gym in Dallas will face Carlos Valenzuela (6-0, 3KO) from Sonora, Mexico in a 6 round affair as the headliner for the Scott G Sherman Boxing at the Ballroom on Friday, August 22nd at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  This...
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A night of fistic action for charity highlighted The Links Black-Tie Boxing

Since 1981 The Links Mid-Cities chapter has sought to serve and empower the disenfranchise residents of of West Irving, East Arlington, and South Grand Prairie.  Founded by 25 enterprising women, The Links has done commendable accomplishments for the youth of the community.   In keeping with such an amicable vision, The Links Mid-Cities chapter held their 22nd annual black tie...
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OSCAR MOJICA UPSETS EL PASO’S JOEL GARCIA WITH A SPLIT DECISION AND REMAINS UNDEFEATED

Sometimes hometown favorites may think that a last minute call to another fighter might be an easy win, and I am not completely sure if this was the case, but Oscar Mojica (5-0, 1KO) from Dallas, Texas took the fight on short notice against Joel Garcia (7-3, 1KO) from El Paso, Texas because he knows he is one of the best at 115lbs.  Mojica is a dedicated fighter, who trains year...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

BANTAMWEIGHT OSCAR MOJICA TAKES ON JOEL GARCIA IN EL PASO, TEXAS ON FRIDAY NIGHT

On a last minute call, bantamweight Oscar Mojica (4-0, 1KO) from Dallas, Texas accepted a fight against Joel Garcia (7-2, 1KO) from El Paso, Texas in a 115 lb matchup in El Paso, Texas on Friday night.  Mojica’s last fight was three months ago and he got a spectacular TKO against Elio David Ruiz in Fort Worth, Texas as the main event on the CKO3 boxing event by Jesse Rodriguez...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

“MIGHTY MO’” HOOKER PREDICTS THE FOURTH BUT TAKES ALCANTAR OUT IN THE FIRST

Words: Hector Sanchez  Photo: Stacey Verbeek Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (14-0-2, 10 KO’s) from the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas, didn’t waste time at the Fantasy Springs Casino in his fight against Lauro Alcantar (8-3, 2KO) of Agua Prieta, Mexico.  Just as he had said, Mighty Mo used his left hook to put Alcantar on the canvas for the first knockdown...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

DALLAS’ UNDEFEATED MAURICE “MIGHTY MO’ HOOKER FIGHTING IN CALI THIS WEEKEND

Words:  Hector Sanchez  Photo: Stacey Verbeek It has only been a little over two months since light welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (13-0-2, 9 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas stepped into the ring, and this time he returns to California to defend his undefeated record against Lauro Alcantar (8-2, 1KO) of Agua Prieta (dark water), Mexico.  And this time, the tall and tough...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING NEWS: UFC 176 POSTPONED

The UFC dropped a bombshell on the MMA community tonight when word broke that UFC 176, scheduled to take place in LA on August 2, has been “postponed.” Here is an excerpt from the official press release that hit inboxes Tuesday night: Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® has announced that the UFC 176 Pay-Per-View event scheduled for August 2nd will be postponed*. The featherweight...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trial by Fire, Chris Weidman deserves champion respect following win over Machida at UFC 175

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has had the misfortune of his infant title reign besmirched by dismissive fight fans that saw him as nothing more than a man who was lucky enough to capture lightning in a bottle.  There is a type of stigma that affixes itself to fighters in Weidman’s position; the young challenger that makes a legendary champion look mortal.  Despite two...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DALLAS’ ERROL SPENCE IS THE MAIN EVENT ON SHOBOX: THE NEXT GENERATION

Photo: Stacey Verbeek Words: Hector Sanchez Errol Spence, Jr. ( 12-0, 10 KO’s) of Dallas, Texas will be in Las Vegas on Friday night as he gets ready to fight at the Hard Rock Hotel on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on Showtime (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) as the Main Event on a special card of several undefeated prospects in the boxing world.  Spence, an exciting and undefeated welterweight...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

STANDING 8 PROMOTIONS’ BUD LIGHT PRO FIGHT SERIES SET FOR A KNOCKOUT EVENT WITH TWO CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES ON THE LINE

Written by Hector Sanchez Saturday night at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, Standing 8 Promotions kicks off the much awaited 2014 Bud Light Pro Fight Series and not one, but two championship belts are up for grabs.  Undefeated prospect Tony Lopez (9-0) from Fort Worth, Texas will bring his cobra like style to the ring as he takes on Mission Texas’ Isaac Torres...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK RESULTS OF CHARLES HATLEY WIN BY TKO AT GILLEY’S SOUTHSIDE BALLROOM IN DALLAS, TEXAS

Written by Hector Sanchez – 2014 14 April Photos by Stacey Verbeek Black Gloves Promotions Fight Night Saturday April 12th in Dallas, Texas Quick Results: Charles Hatley (23-1, 16KO’s) of Dallas, Texas TKO’s Jose Alfredo Flores at 1:40 of the fifth round. Gregory Corbin wins Texas Heavyweight title by defeating Andrew Greely. Johnathan Steele from Maple Avenue Boxing Gym wins...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Standing 8 Promotions’ Bud Light Pro Fight Series Gets Supercharged in 2014

Press Release - With two title Fights, including a WBC Intercontinental SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT Title Fight and a Texas Super Middle Weight Title Fight, as well 8 other thrilling bouts, Standing 8 Promotions’ Bud Light Pro Fight Series is two weeks away and already anticipated to be the most electrifying boxing event to hit the  DFW Metroplex in decades. With three quarters of the...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO V. TIMOTHY “DESERT STORM” BRADLEY 2 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

In a battle of pound for pound titans, undefeated two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  This will be Pacquiao’s first fight in the U.S. since 2012.  Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

OSCAR MOJICA WINS ON MAIN EVENT AT “CKO3” IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Photos by Vito Sanchez Jesse Rodriguez and Jesse Rodriguez Promotions had a full house for his CKO3 boxing promotion at the Guys and Dolls in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend and it turned out to be a great night for boxing fans from the metroplex.  Fans were treated with a great night of boxing and two cool raffles that gave away a set of tires and an Iphone, which benefitted the...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

OSCAR MOJICA ON THE MAIN EVENT AT “CKO3” IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Boxing is back to the Metroplex!  And this time it’s by “Cavalry Knock Out,” known as “CKO,” a new and exciting promotional endeavor that includes Boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai.  It is brought about by Jesse Rodriguez and Jesse Rodriguez Promotions and includes the Cavalry Matchmaker Rafael Casias, a professional boxer.  On Saturday night, Main Event for CKO will be headlined...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ERROL “THE TRUTH” SPENCE, JR. TKO’S OLUOCH IN FOURTH ROUND IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS ON GOLDENBOY MONDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

Photo by Stacey Verbeek On a Goldenboy promotion on Monday night in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Olympian Errol Spence, Jr. (11-0, 9KO’s) from DeSoto, Texas took control of his fight against Peter Oluoch (12-7-2, 6KO’s) from Kenya in the first round by landing a triple combination.  He connected with a left and right to the body and finished it off with a right hand that rocked...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

STANDING 8 PROMOTIONS BRINGS “A NIGHT TO FIGHT” TO THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM IN DALLAS, TEXAS

Standing 8 Promotions once again is at the forefront of professional boxing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This time, Dustin Haney and Standing 8 Promotions is starting off the New Year by teaming up with the UR Hope Foundation by bringing a night of professional boxing to the Dallas area.  The event will be converting the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas into a professional...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A Night to Fight Official Weights

The weights are in for the A NIGHT TO FIGHT charity event for the Ring of Hope Boxing Club that mentors at-risk youth from Dallas through boxing! The final fight card is set for an action packed night tomorrow, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. at The Frontiers of Flight Museum at 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209.   Welterweight Marquis Taylor, Houston, TX (143.25 lbs.) vs. Leonard...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK RESULTS OF “A NIGHT TO FIGHT” AT FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM IN DALLAS, TEXAS

CESAR VILA (6-0) FROM CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS CAPTURES UBF US SOUTHWEST WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BY UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER VETERAN TARONZE WASHINGTON (16-17, 8 KO’S) FROM DALLAS, TEXAS. JUAN ANTONIO “TONY LOPEZ, JR. (9-0, 3KO’S) FROM FORT WORTH, TEXAS WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION AGAINST RAYMOND CHACON (6-6) FROM LOS ANGELES, CA IN JR FEATHERWEIGHT ACTION. SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT MARCHRISTOPHER...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DALLAS HOLDS A FANTASTIC “NIGHT TO FIGHT” TO HELP THE YOUTH OF DALLAS, TEXAS

It was an outstanding night of charity at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas this past Thursday and it benefited The Ring of Hope Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas.  It all came together with the hard work of the UR Hope Foundation, one of the many programs of the Dallas Leadership Foundation, and Dustin Haney of Standing 8 Promotions.  The Ring of Hope Boxing Gym helps...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks brings UFC title to Dallas at UFC 171

In front of his hometown fans Johny Hendricks weathered the storm of pain brought by Robbie Lawler to score a unanimous decision victory and capture the vacant UFC welterweight title.  The fight headlines UFC 171 which took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Over the course of five rounds Hendricks and Lawler traded a plethora of bombs at one another that left the...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The lost narrative of “Shogun vs Henderson 2”

MMA fans the world around collectively had an, “Oh ****!” moment last night when Dan Henderson detonated a right hand across the face of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.  Not only did it pad Henderson’s already considerable highlight reel, but it also rearranged Shogun’s nose in a way that man was not meant to wear.  It was a great finish to an entertaining fight and Hederson’s...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

HEAVYWEIGHTS FIGHT TO A DRAW AT PAULIE AYALA’ “KEEP IT IN THE RING” FIGHTS IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Written by Hector Sanchez Photo by Stacey Verbeek In front of an enthusiastic crowd last night, boxing and benefitting combined together to bring a great night of professional boxing at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  It was a card that covered everything from the light superflyweights to the heavy hitting heavyweights.  Paulie Ayala’s “Keep It In The Ring” fights...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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