Maurice Hooker almost lost his WBO super lightweight world championship without stepping into the ring. Three times he stepped on the scale March 8, and all three times he weighed in at more than 140 pounds, the super lightweight limit. Given a fourth chance, Hooker finally made weight, more than two hours after his first attempt. The next day, clearly weakened by his weight-losing efforts, Hooker won a 12-round decision over the previously undefeated Mikkel LesPierre. While he'd eventually lose his title to Jose Ramirez in July, the guts Hooker showed in July won't be forgotten.