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Alex Saucedo to fight WBO champ Maurice Hooker on Nov. 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City's Alex Saucedo holds up his championship belts after defeating Leonardo Zappavigna, not pictured, for the WBO International Title and NABA-USA Title in a Junior Welterweight bout during the Title Night OKC boxing event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 30, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Alex Saucedo holds up his championship belts after defeating Leonardo Zappavigna, not pictured, for the WBO International Title and NABA-USA Title in a Junior Welterweight bout during the Title Night OKC boxing event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 30, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

The date is set.

Maurice Hooker will defend his WBO world light welterweight belt against Oklahoma City's Alex Saucedo on Friday, Nov. 16, at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Top Rank Boxing confirmed Saturday.

Saucedo will attempt to become the second boxer from Oklahoma City to win a world title and the first since Sean O'Grady won the World Boxing Association's world lightweight title in 1981.

It will be Saucedo's second bout this year in his hometown. He won a bloody bout against Lenny Zappavigna in June that many critics hailed as the fight of the year.

Tickets and TV information for Saucedo's title bout have yet to be announced.



Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson is the sports editor of The Oklahoman. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he allegedly once told his father on a childhood trip passing through Oklahoma that he would one day live there. He doesn't recall this, but he fulfilled that... Read more ›

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