Cobbs: Hooker a tougher opponent than Rocha

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Welterweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-1-1, 10 KOs), who battles Maurice former world champion “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KOs) this Saturday on the undercard of Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson, has a new team in place. Cobbs is now training in Oxnard, CA with Roger Romo and his core team. Hooker vs. Cobbs, a 10-round bout, will take place at The Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, broadcast worldwide on DAZN.

Cobbs has his mind set on vengeance after suffering his first loss as a professional. Here is what Cobbs had to say about his fight against Hooker and more.

“Hooker is a tougher opponent than Alexis. A win in this fight puts me in the top 10 rankings. The Rocha fight passed, I’m already on to bigger and better fights while he continues fighting easy setups. Blair “The Flair” remains the people’s champion, with the odds stacked against him. Each fight will be an inspiration to people around the world.”

On dealing with the first loss of his career:

“It was hard. I didn’t like the stoppage, as people could see I was still fighting back, but it doesn’t matter now, I must win this fight. The result is the result, and now I must earn my spot back. I know I have a new mindset, and I am ready to fight my heart out.”

On fighting on the Vergil Ortiz vs Michael McKinson card:

“Look, Blair “The Flair” has looked at Vergil Ortiz as a future opponent for a long-time, so after I have another spectacular performance, it will only be a matter of time before I face Vergil Ortiz, who I think will win this fight. I think the fans will embrace it, and I want it as well.”

On his recent training camp:

“This was a very humbling camp. I had to think about things from different perspectives and come up with new ways to get great results. My last fight didn’t go how I wanted, but I’m ready to get back on top. I’ve wrapped up training in Oxnard, CA, with a new team in place as Roger Romo is my new head coach, along with coach Adam and Cecilio. I’m feeling good going into the fight and I’m going to give the fans a great show.”

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  • why does it seem as if Cobbs is has a 50/50 in this fight with Hooker? Hooker is a former world champion with a lethal straight right and he lost to Ramirez in a unification fight at 140 and lost a tough fight against ortiz at 147 so Hooker will more than likely KO Cobbs within 5

    • It’s because Cobbs is such a passionate athlete. It feels like he could just will his way to win the way that Sergio Mora used to do.

    • It seemed more like Cobbs blamed the referee. However, he did still move to a different trainer. I believe it happens because of the psychology of the situation. How can you wipe the slate clean and move forward doing the exact things? Whether it’s the right thing to do or not, overcoming a loss (especially a first loss) is very hard to do and most of it is mental. If Cobbs thinks things are different, then maybe they will be. My thought is fighting Hooker after a KO loss is poor management at best or simply, they’re serving Cobbs up to build Hooker back up.

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