25 Feb Fight Results: 2/24
Roc Nation light-welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker took his record to 22-0-3 with 16 knockouts by pounding out a 10-round unanimous decision over former IBF world champion Cristobal Cruz in the main event at the Salon Mezzanine in Tijuana, Mexico Friday night. Hooker dominated his shorter opponent with a long jab, with two judges scoring 99-91 and a third having the bout at shutout at 100-90. Hooker, the current NABO champion and No. 3 rated WBO contender, was not defending his title. Cruz was game throughout the match, but was stunned twice in the first round and couldn’t solve Hooker’s style. Both tried for a knockout in the last two rounds, with Hooker at various points on the verge of a stoppage, but Cruz managing to throw enough punches to convince the referee to allow to finish.