Boxing Fight-size Update: Flanagan vs. Hooker Update, WBC, Jesse Hart, Joshua vs. Parker

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- Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker, who have been ordered to fight for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title, are now penciled in to have their fight take place on April 14 in London, Dino Duva of Roc Nation Sports, Hooker’s promoter, told ESPN. 

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- Jesse Hart will be making his return to the ring on the February 3 ESPN card in Corpus Christi, Texas, against an opponent to be named later. Hart’s bout is not slated to air on the main ESPN telecast but his fight, along with the entire card, will stream live on the ESPN App. HArt hasn't fought since unsuccessfully challenging for the WBO super middleweight title last September.

- HBO Sports recently released a video, which can be seen below, reviewing the past year in boxing.

- Below are the odds, courtesy of Betway, for where the Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker fight could take place. The fight hasn't been finalized, but it is very close to doing so.

  • Principality Stadium, Cardiff: 4/5
  • Twickenham Stadium, London: 7/4
  • Madison Square Garden, New York: 10/1
  • MGM Grand, Las Vegas: 12/1
  • National Stadium, Lagos: 25/1
  • Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi: 25/1
  • Nou Camp, Barcelona: 33/1

- WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman recently made an address to the boxing community. Among the key topics of his address, including the status of each world champion, is the announcement that fighters will exchange the flags of their countries before each championship match. Emiliano Marsili from Italy will fight Victor Betancourt from Mexico for the Peace Champion Award in a benefit promotion to aid the victims of the earthquakes which struck Italy in 2016 and Mexico in 2017.

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