Fight-Size Boxing Update: Maurice Hooker Moving To Welterweight, Dave Allen's Return, Tony Yoka

Your fight-size boxing update for August 27, 2019:

- Former WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker will be moving up to welterweight moving forward and that his next fight will likely take place before the end of the year, with his team aiming for a December return.

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- The latest episode of the Fightful Boxing Podcast, which can be seen in the video below, analyzed the Gennadiy Golovkin-Eddie Hearn relationship and what it means for Golovkin's future.

- In his first fight after suffering a loss to David Price, Dave Allen will make his return on October 19 in Newcastle, England as part of the undercard for a Matchroom Boxing card headlined by Robbie Davies Jr. vs. Lewis Ritson.

- In an interview with FightHype, WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz stated he will be aiming to return to the ring later this year competing at super featherweight. The interview can be seen below. 

- Olympic gold medalist and unbeaten prospect Tony Yoka will face Michael Wallisch on September 28 in Nantes, France.

- Anthony Yarde looked on the positive side after getting knocked out by WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on August 24 in Russia.

- Despite rumors of WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka potentially moving up in weight to become a four-division champion, Tanaka stated in a press conference after his win against Jonathan Gonzalez on August 24 that he will be looking to remain at flyweight for his next fight at least.

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