Eddie Hearn targeting Maurice Hooker for Conor Benn next fight

by Jack Ternan: Eddie Hearn says he wants Morris “Mighty Mo” Hooker As the next contender for welterweight/prospective Connor Penn to fight in April in London, England.

Things are looking desperate for Hearn as he searches for the perfect older ex-world champion for a match against him.

It’s not clear what’s next for Hearn if he comes up empty in his attempt to get the struggling “Mighty Mo” Hooker to take the fight to Benn.

The 32-year-old Hooker from Texas fits the mold for the type of opponent Hearn was matching Conor Bean against, as the American has lost 2 of his last three fights and looks like he’s about to finish.

Learn to make his third choice for Benn

In Hooker’s last fight, he was beaten up by the 23-year-old phenomenon Virgil Ortiz Jr. On March 20. That fight was disturbing to watch because Hooker was dealt horrific blows and was not even for a moment in competition.

Ortiz started playing without flinching with his massive word go shots at that contest, and you could argue that the fight should have been stopped earlier to save Hooker from being subjected to an unnecessary penalty.

This is a fighter Ben could fight if Hearn wanted to throw him into the deep end, but he seems reluctant to do so, even though Connor is two years older than Vergil.

Hearn reveals that he came out with his first two options with Penn (20-0, 13 KOs) to fight after, failing to get the ball rolling. Adrian “The Problem” Brunner or 38 years old Robert “Ghost” Guerrero.

“None of them,” Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told Pro Boxing fans. Adrien Broner wants to get back in the fight first, and then he talks about fighting Conor Benn.

“Guerrero is with PBC, who doesn’t seem to want to send fighters into big fights with us, and Hooker is a fighter, and he’s a very good fighter.

Former DFL champion Brunner was the prize Hearn wanted more than anything Connor Bean to fight next, but ‘problem’ wants a warm-up match first before potentially being the son of the famous British legend Nigel Benn.

If Connor had Nigel’s talent, Hearn probably wouldn’t need to sift through the ranks of the older fighters to pit the opposition for a defeat.

Former WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KOs) recently kicked out is Hearn’s third option To fight the 25-year-old in April.

Hooker loses by knockout

We’ll see if Hooker, 32, accepts the offer to travel to the UK to fight ##5 WBA, 7 WBA, #7 WBC Benn in his backyard in London.

Hooker lost his WBO 140-pound title two and a half years ago in a sixth-round knockout against WBC champion Jose Ramirez.

In that fight, 32-year-old Hooker made it easier for Ramirez by repeatedly supporting the ropes and covering up in a defensive position.

Conor's picture between boxing and the news

Ben does well against fighters fighting with their backs against the ropes, as seen in his recent fight against the lackluster 37-year-old veteran. Chris Algerie On December 11th in Liverpool, England.

Although Algerie is seen as a very intelligent fighter, he fought as if he didn’t have any feeling like an amateur with the way he constantly fought the ropes, leaving himself no room to dodge Ben’s massive punches.

Without the ability to banish Ben, Jerry was quickly taken out in four rounds in a highlight reel knockout.

“It’s a very tough fight. He had a great fight with Ortiz last time, and he was stopped due to a hand injury,” Hawker’s Hearn said.

“If he wants it and the team wants it, he’d be very happy to take that fight in London,” Hearn said of his desire to be Conor Bean’s next hooker.

For Ben to advance, Hearn must consider matching him to a better opposition. One feels that Hearn is raiding the homes of the old folk choosing between opponents, and this suggests to some that he lacks confidence in him.

Bean’s famous father, Nigel, wasn’t quite as much of a gauntlet as Connor, but of course, he had plenty of talent. In every department, Nigel has been a better fighter than Conor Bean has shown thus far.

Connor will never have the size, hand speed, strength, inside game or toughness that his famous father Nigel has. Hence, this explains why Hearn only matches up against older fighters who have the best of them rather than a talented opposition who can help him improve, such as DavidAvanesyan, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis and Vergil Ortiz Jr.

For some boxing fans, Hearn seems to be solely focused on matching Benn in sure fights in order to keep making money based on being the son of famous Nigel Benn.

It’s kind of the same thing we saw with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr making millions from being the son of famous Mexican boxing star Julio Cesar Chavez. Some boxing fans believe Julio Jr. has fought fights he probably wouldn’t have if he wasn’t the son of Chavez Sr.

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