At today's weigh-in, Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (25-0, 17 KO's) from Dallas, Texas looked in tremendous shape, but the scale registered at 145.5, a half pound over the WBO weight limit.
According to the WBO rules, a fighter who does not make the weight, gets an additional two hours to make the weight. This sounds easier said then done, but for prize fighters it can be very hard.
Friday's weigh-in put the champion's defense of his 140-pound WBO belt in jeopardy. But after the fourth attempt, "Mighty Mo" was able to make the regulated WBO weight and defend it against Mikkell Les Pierre (21-0, 10 KO's), who tipped the scales at 138.75
Mighty Mo, who hails from Dallas, Texas is once again going into the opponents territory to defend his title just as he did in his last fight in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma against Alex Saucedo (28-1, 18 KO's).
The fight is now on, and this Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort in New York, "Mighty Mo" makes his first appearance on DAZN to show that he is the best in the 140 division.