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Maurice Hooker knocks out Alex Saucedo in seventh round to retain WBO junior welterweight title

Alex Saucedo's quest to capture a world title will have to continue a little longer.

Maurice Hooker beat the Oklahoma City native by technical knockout in the seventh round Friday night in front of 4,102 people at Chesapeake Energy Arena. 

The world champion from Dallas caught Saucedo with a flurry of hooks to retain his World Boxing Organization junior welterweight title Friday night before referee Mark Nelson stepped in to call the fight midway through the round.

"He's a champion for a reason," Saucedo said. "Now, I am going to rest, enjoy my family, and come back stronger. I gave it my very best in the ring."

Hooker was leading the scores at stoppage time 58-55, 57-58 and 57-56.

Saucedo (28-1) was trying to become the second world boxing champion to hail from Oklahoma, following in the footsteps of Oklahoma City's Sean O'Grady, who won the World Boxing Association's lightweight title in 1981.

Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) had won the vacated WBO junior welterweight title on June 9 in Manchester, England, by beating Terry Flanagan.

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Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a1cf34c337ced6e30b3c84f4af1fdf67.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0f41d7fa853d5f3e073b4343f3994011.jpg" alt="Photo - Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4e7cf8615ebfdaff4118f5f480410e90.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo stands in his corner after losing to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo stands in his corner after losing to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo stands in his corner after losing to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d12d3aa58e1c559e98c8ac0b04bcf7dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo is hit by Maurice Hooker and pinned against the ropes shortly before the fight was stopped during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo is hit by Maurice Hooker and pinned against the ropes shortly before the fight was stopped during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo is hit by Maurice Hooker and pinned against the ropes shortly before the fight was stopped during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1032482deba148147d60a3431cdf645f.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker celebrates after winning the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker celebrates after winning the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker celebrates after winning the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aeaab9af057c68fa9f3ebc1e1c390e7e.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-654f56e1741fe01515d9fd9e4bbaf9b6.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo waits to be interviewed in the ring after losing by TKO in the seventh round to Maurice Hooker during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo waits to be interviewed in the ring after losing by TKO in the seventh round to Maurice Hooker during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo waits to be interviewed in the ring after losing by TKO in the seventh round to Maurice Hooker during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dcf390602160f961ac0459150878223f.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-60472c23da2c7789f38d697b0bd73a9f.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4925202bf42fea81ce348d4f0e20e781.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e656fa14217c871f176960d6a7ecd195.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo makes his entrance before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2fde785a59a450ef5f88b423c901a35c.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo warms up before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo warms up before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo warms up before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0819d1afc44c28c954b73c0934d5d606.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-80eaedb0533dfc7035f7dad6d33227ff.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo stretches after putting on his gloves in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo stretches after putting on his gloves in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo stretches after putting on his gloves in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-030a445b2c7994e3cdd6554c4a6a3f57.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-25a2a5f82d2d181ca9a85466f6ff9a1a.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez towards his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-09c7f9d59d54c71c4a25500dcf28a8d2.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez to his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez to his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo walks with his trainer Abel Sanchez to his locker room after entering the arena before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e57b964065206253ae33d225c8f3e66f.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo hangs an Oklahoma flag in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo hangs an Oklahoma flag in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo hangs an Oklahoma flag in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-861281e6057698d9918241811c280882.jpg" alt="Photo - Boxing referee Mark Nelson talks with Alex Saucedo in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Boxing referee Mark Nelson talks with Alex Saucedo in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Boxing referee Mark Nelson talks with Alex Saucedo in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9c6660beebf5d6128238be1c2bf5144d.jpg" alt="Photo - Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands as officials and a representative from Maurice Hooker's team watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands as officials and a representative from Maurice Hooker's team watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands as officials and a representative from Maurice Hooker's team watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-456c0a97531bfc780040f42212767ac7.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4e40db05ba06179a274bf2afe4524c96.jpg" alt="Photo - Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a boxing glove on Alex Saucedo before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a boxing glove on Alex Saucedo before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a boxing glove on Alex Saucedo before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3ec8124ec30e8500ed9ffa4f4ae43bfd.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo warms up with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo warms up with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo warms up with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dea35932bd52e62b9170f15b41355079.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9069b65f6d65b344f244177d2684f58f.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo prays with members of his team, including Peter Berg, in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo prays with members of his team, including Peter Berg, in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo prays with members of his team, including Peter Berg, in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2b865f90fd312f0c337a84401512cef5.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5541724e8d9f8b439f17a4488dc96202.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo , left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo , left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo , left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-41d5a98ab8d6c8021de1b2bf51e45a1c.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-12a49f71ade87219309557343cef6538.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e7c8f58e0a47e5f8dd0303ec937a0fc5.jpg" alt="Photo - Boxing referee Mark Nelson stands with Alex Saucedo after stopping the fight and giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Boxing referee Mark Nelson stands with Alex Saucedo after stopping the fight and giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Boxing referee Mark Nelson stands with Alex Saucedo after stopping the fight and giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3980253f4eb18ec70dde5237f64c2c34.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo is introduced to the crowd before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo is introduced to the crowd before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo is introduced to the crowd before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e921a1aa1214d3c4bf90f2ffb270818c.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo talk after Hooker won the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo talk after Hooker won the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo talk after Hooker won the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ee8f109d9dcdcae184b33c081129a974.jpg" alt="Photo - A necklace hangs from Alex Saucedo as he stands in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A necklace hangs from Alex Saucedo as he stands in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A necklace hangs from Alex Saucedo as he stands in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b67ba9e5b2c4f118a771aefc223536a.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c0281304d86af9eee3538109b2ab9213.jpg" alt="Photo - Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trainer Abel Sanchez wraps Alex Saucedo's hands before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dcdb9a538a88eea584e2e71b64f0811a.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo hugs Peter Berg in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo hugs Peter Berg in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo hugs Peter Berg in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-46f852a652587b5e9c72c38de4b05769.jpg" alt="Photo - Jorge Saucedo watches his son Alex Saucedo get ready in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Jorge Saucedo watches his son Alex Saucedo get ready in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Jorge Saucedo watches his son Alex Saucedo get ready in the locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aff241e85db82533e2ddf2c856be3d6a.jpg" alt="Photo - Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Boxing referee Mark Nelson steps between Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker to stop the fight giving the win to Maurice Hooker during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eff9cb627a292376995af3ef06aacfd3.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b513867099495919904f606ac1532dfe.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo tries on a glove in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo tries on a glove in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo tries on a glove in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5f8254342876e0b2747cd1c5a8f8ba37.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo box during the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1de494c2c9a69e532e16a46a94d22e35.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo shadowboxes for an ESPN camera crew in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo shadowboxes for an ESPN camera crew in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo shadowboxes for an ESPN camera crew in his locker room before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c08501f9916e0b8223fa498d01e4cdb6.jpg" alt="Photo - Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a jacket on Alex Saucedo before making his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a jacket on Alex Saucedo before making his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trainer Abel Sanchez puts a jacket on Alex Saucedo before making his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d4b3ff38cf97cce4383f73557854e394.jpg" alt="Photo - Fans take photos of Alex Saucedo as he makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Fans take photos of Alex Saucedo as he makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Fans take photos of Alex Saucedo as he makes his entrance for the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cddd9e1573962b7336584eeb0ce00ae3.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo talks with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo talks with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo talks with his trainer Abel Sanchez before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-33b205bbbfe476eb693fe9b4d7785d04.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker celebrates his win over Alex Saucedo after the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker celebrates his win over Alex Saucedo after the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker celebrates his win over Alex Saucedo after the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-35ea00e08fa45061468ea0cfe11b5070.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo looks at his hands after getting them wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo looks at his hands after getting them wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo looks at his hands after getting them wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8ae8de49fb158c73a683d046f2541460.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo gets his hands wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo gets his hands wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo gets his hands wrapped before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d42a5c165b06c5d352ac10ed5390ed7b.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room as Peter Berg watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room as Peter Berg watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo gets ready in his locker room as Peter Berg watches before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-db57139fe0fba898d7be731d44e040ad.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo fight in the fifth round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo fight in the fifth round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, left, and Alex Saucedo fight in the fifth round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4749b134a4d7989454b1ddb0378a33da.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo, right, fights Maurice Hooker in the seventh round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo, right, fights Maurice Hooker in the seventh round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo, right, fights Maurice Hooker in the seventh round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0fcc5136ed202ac6130f23879719e707.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker, right, punches Alex Saucedo in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-59b15aa9523c53445811876a5937019a.jpg" alt="Photo - Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Maurice Hooker reacts after defeating Alex Saucedo by technical knockout in the seventh round of their the WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-249d073e69fb3bf5c7912be30333bd0e.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker fight in the first round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker fight in the first round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo, left, and Maurice Hooker fight in the first round during their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec21ad957b6ed3de38afa85564e9b1ad.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo wipes his head with a towel after losing to Maurice Hooker by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo wipes his head with a towel after losing to Maurice Hooker by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo wipes his head with a towel after losing to Maurice Hooker by technical knockout in the seventh round of their WBO junior welterweight world title bout at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe7d06b6000b682fe37a43500cb60c31.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Saucedo makes his way to the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Saucedo makes his way to the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Saucedo makes his way to the ring before the WBO junior welterweight world title bout between Maurice Hooker and Saucedo at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
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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