OKLAHOMA CITY — Trey Lippe Morrison of the Four State Franchise will be part of a Friday, Nov. 16 boxing card at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
The main event on the card has WBO junior welterweight champ Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker facing Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo of Oklahoma City in a special one-fight telecast that will be televised by ESPN, according to a Thursday, Sept. 27 press release from Top Rank Boxing.
Lippe Morrison scored his 15th straight knockout win Saturday, June 30 when he finished off Bryon Polley at 7:21 into their scheduled 10-rounder that was part of “Title Night OKC” at “The Peake.”
“The first fight there was just amazing and now I want to feed off that,” Morrison said via phone following a Thursday morning workout. “It’s great to be back in my home state and not only that, but the Thunder arena. I’m pumped.”
An opponent for Morrison has not been determined yet, promoter Tony Holden said.
“We’re working on it now and Freddie Roach is going to be in his corner,” Holden said. “Everything is going full force for him. I think it’s going to do very well.”
Lippe Morrison recently returned to Los Angeles to train with Roach, a boxing hall of famer.
He originally had Roach as his trainer from 2015-2017, moved to Tommy Virgits until Holden and Roach agreed for Lippe Morrison to return to Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club.
“I had left to be with Virgits since he trained my dad (the late Tommy “The Duke” Morrison) and I figured he could fill me in on a lot of stuff, and he did,” Lippe Morrison said. “I couldn’t get the one-on-one time at the time (at Wild Card) because (Miguel) Cotto and (Manny) Pacquiao had fights and I was coming off surgery. I understood, but I still needed the time. He (Roach) told me that he would dedicate time to me and he has.
“Everything is going perfect.”
Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs) moved from Mexico to Oklahoma City when he was 7 years old and grew up only a few miles from Chesapeake Energy Arena.
He turned pro on Nov. 19, 2011.
Saucedo earned a shot at Hooker’s title when he knocked out Lenny Zappavigna in the seventh round in a “fight of the year” candidate.
“Alex Saucedo put on the best fight I have ever seen in person,” Lippe Morrison said. “When I saw that first one, I definitely wanted to come back and watch him again.”
While Hooker-Saucedo will appear on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Lippe Morrison’s fight as well as others on the card will be streamed live on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m.
Top Rank promotes the show, in association with Roc Nation Sports and Matchroom Boxing USA.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.