Date: 20th January 2018 at 9:47am
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On the under-card of the WBO middleweight title fight, between Billy Joe Saunders and Martin Murray, Terry Flanagan will bid to become a two-weight world champion.

Flanagan will be hoping to make history by winning the WBO light-welterweight belt when he takes on the American fighter Maurice Hooker.

Flanagan, 28-years-of-age, previously held the WBO lightweight title, winning the strap in July 2015 and defending it on five occasions before deciding to move up a weight.

The WBO light-welterweight belt is currently vacant and the Manchester fighter is confident he can emerge the victor, remarking to the media,

‘I’m very confident I’ll be able to deal with anything Hooker throws at me to become a two-weight world champion.

‘Winning this fight will prove I’m a legitimate 140lb fighter and I’ll be looking to unify the belts later in the year.’

Will Flanagan become a two-weight world champion?

We sincerely hope so!